There were 116 women elected last night after 270 women ran. Prior to this election there were only 107 women in office. The more impressive results were how many ‘firsts’ we had elected into office, including the first Muslim American elected to Congress. The attached article does a great job outlining them all.
- Are you surprised the first Muslim American woman was elected into office?
- Did you realize how many ‘firsts’ there were in many states?
- Do you agree this is a great victory for the future of women in office?
The number of women in power has grown steadily, but this year’s election, with more than 270 women running for Congress and governor, shattered records.