Arizona Women Win 42 Legislative, State & Congressional Races (video)

Arizona has a history of electing women to public office. In 1932, Arizona elected Isabella Greenway to the US House of Representatives. In 1972, State Senator Sandra Day O’Connor was the first female president of the Arizona Senate. In 1998, Arizona voters elected five women to run the state government— Jane Hull (Governor), Betsy Bayless (Secretary of State), Janet Napolitano (Attorney General), Carol Springer (Treasurer), and Lisa Graham-Keegan (Superintendent of Public Instruction). To this date, Arizona’s Fab Five remain the most number of women elected to state government at the same time. In 2017, the Arizona Legislature had the highest percentage of women (40 percent) of any state Legislature in the Country.

In 2018, Arizona elected its first female US senator and 41 other women to political office. Out of 108 races, women won 39 percent of them this year. After inauguration in January 2019, half of Arizona’s statewide offices (4/8), 27 percent of our Congressional delegation (3/11), and 39 percent of the Arizona Legislature (35/90) will be women.

Most of the woman who won are Democrats but not all. In the Congressional races, US Senate was won by Kyrsten Sinema (D), Ann Kirkpatrick (D) took CD2, and Debby Lesko (R) was re-elected to CD8. On the statewide level, women took: Secretary of State (Katie Hobbs, D), Treasurer (Kimbery Yee, R), Superintendent of Public Instruction (Kathy Hoffman, D) and one of the Arizona Corporation Commission seats (Sandra Kennedy).

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TV Dems: Meet the Women who Want to Change Arizona

Victoria Steele and Pamela Powers Hannley

Meet the Women who want to change Arizona.

I am honored to participate in the Tanque Verde Democrats’ Women Candidates’ Day Forum. What a great lineup– Ann Kirkpatrick, Victoria Steele, the LD10 Arizona House candidates and me.

The TV Dems are a great group. They meet at Risky Business on Saturday morning for coffee, light breakfast, and politics. Stop by and meet the women who want to change Arizona! Facebook event here.

 

Women Candidates’ Day

at Tanque Verde Dems

Saturday, march 12th, at Risky Business, 8848 E Tanque Verde Rd. 9:30am,
The Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club Presents:

Ann Kirpatrick, Candidate for United States Senate;
Victoria Steele, Candidate for U S House of Representatives
Stefanie Mach, Candidate for LD10 State House
Courtney Frogge, Candidate for LD10 State House
Kirsten Engel, Candidate for LD10 State House
Pam Hannley, Candidate for LD9 State House