WINNING WOMEN CANDIDATES
Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky her election for Secretary of State.
New Jersey – Janice Kovach was elected mayor of Clinton New Jersey. Several women won seats in the state’s General Assembly. Visit the Center for American and Women and Politics for women candidates’ results. http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/fast_facts/elections/candidates_2011.php
Cincinnati City Council – Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Laure Quinlivan won as well as newcomer Yvette Simpson.
Texas News – Houston Mayor Annise Parker was re-elected. Houston Independent School Board President Paula Harris will serve another four years. A year after losing her Texas state House seat, Ellen Cohen been elected to Houston City Council, earning 54 per cent of the vote in a crowded District C race to avoid a runoff
Mississippi – Lynn Fitch was elected state treasurer and Cindy Hyde-Smith was elected as agriculture commissioner. (Courtesy of the Center for American Women & Politics.)
Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley won her re-election. Pressley topped the ticket over six other candidates vying for four at-large Council seats and is the first African American women to ever serve on the council.
Lisa Wong of Fitchburg Massachusetts was re-elected mayor.
Indiana – We are following Susan Sandberg’s re-election campaign to Bloomington’s City Council. Here is the latest news: There were major delays in Tuesday night’s Bloomington City Council race after a series of inconsistencies in the way ballots were counted. Karen M. Freeman-Wilson wins her election for Gary Indiana mayor.
North Carolina – Nancy McFarlane was elected mayor of Raleigh.
Maryland – Stephanie Rawlings-Blake handily won her race for mayor of Baltimore.
Missouri – Tracy McCreery, a Democrat who ran as an independent after losing out on her party’s nomination has prevailed in a three-way race for a vacant state House seat in St. Louis County, Missouri. (WCF endorsed candidate)
Edna Jackson received the highest number of votes in her race for Savannah Georgia mayor, however, not enough to avoid a run-off which will be held on December 6th. Jackson, who could become the first black woman to be elected Savannah’s mayor, clearly is the frontrunner.
Oregon – State Senator Suzanne Bonamici won a special primary to fill the vacant 1st Congressional District. The general election will be held on January 31, 2012.
New York – Catherine Borgia won her race for Westchester County Legislator and Michele Madigan was elected Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance. (WCF endorsed candidates)
Pennsylvania – Brenda Davis was elected mayor of Washington. Stephanie Singer was elected Philadelphia City Commissioner and Leslie Richards was elected as Montgomery County Commissioner. Kathy Wasong was elected Supervisor of Lancaster Township and Chelsea Wagner was elected Allegheny County Controller. (all are WCF endorsed candidates)
Virginia – Barbara Favola won her election to the Virginia Senate.
Missouri – A big night for Womenwinning’s endorsed candidates. The following Minnesota women were elected: Amy Brendmoen St. Paul City Council, Molly Cummings Hopkins City Council, Sharla Gardner, Emily Larson, Linda Krug and Jennifer Julsrud elected to Duluth City Council. Kathy Lantry St. Paul City Council, Nevada Littlewolf Virginia City Council, Marci Anderson Anoka Hennepin School Board, Erin Azer Roseville School Board, Ann Bremer Westonka School Board, Anne Carroll and Mary Doran to St. Paul School Board,Nancy Gores St. Louis Park School Board, Nelly Korman Bloomington School Board, Pam Rykken St. Louis Park School Board, Louise Seeba St. Paul School Board, Kaying Thao Roseville School Board and Sandra Westerman Mounds View School Board.
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