Women Set a Record in the State Senate

Co-authors of Paving the Way: Women’s Struggle for Political Equality in California.

Good Grief! What is happening to the state Senate’s good old boys network? This week’s special election of Long Beach City Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez to the venerable upper house gives women 35 percent representation (14 seats) in the 40-member Senate – certainly not gender parity but nonetheless the largest female contingent in the institution’s nearly […]

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