Category Archives: Features

Women to Watch: Paulette Jordan running for Idaho governor

State Representative Paulette Jordan, a 38-year-old member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, is running to be the first Native American woman elected as governor. Jordan says her campaign is based on the notion of inclusivity, an idea that is unusual in a political climate dominated by partisan relationships. For many, Jordan says her leadership style brings… Continue Reading

A surge of female veterans running for office in “pink wave”

A record number of women are running for the U.S. Senate and House this year, presenting a possible shift in a Congress that is currently only 20 percent female, according to Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics. It’s been called a “pink wave,” but it may have a camouflage tint. Nearly a dozen female veterans are among the women who… Continue Reading

Women to Watch: Rachel Roberts, Enterpreneur, Small Business Owner Steps in to Run for Kentucky Senate

Newport, KY–Rachel Roberts, a Democrat and local business leader, is on the ballot this November to become Northern Kentucky’s first Democratic woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate. Rachel is from a long line of civil servants and is taking the natural step to serve residents of Senate Dist. 24 which encompasses Campbell, Bracken and Pendleton… Continue Reading

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Primary for Governor

New York Times – By Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns Georgia Democrats selected the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States on Tuesday, choosing Stacey Abrams, a liberal former State House leader, who will test just how much the state’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting. By handily defeating Stacey Evans,… Continue Reading

Former Marine Fighter Pilot Amy McGrath Wins Hotly Contested Congressional Primary in Kentucky

Ready to face incumbent Congressman Andy Barr, Kentucky’s Amy McGrath won an overwhelming victory Tuesday evening in Kentucky’s hotly contested primary for Congressional District 6 in Central Kentucky, which includes Lexington. McGrath entered the race last fall with a video introduction that immediately went viral nationwide. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/amy-mcgrath-told-me–campaign-2018/2017/08/01/18cde0f2-76c8-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_video.html?utm_term=.331c0108dc76 McGrath won every single county except for Fayette County,… Continue Reading

10 Years

We founded ElectWomen in 2008 and it has taken us 10 years to get to this place where large numbers of women are running for Congress and women are winning. Let’s go get them elected. Primaries we are watching on Tuesday, May 22: Kentucky, five women on the ballot for Congress and the gubernatorial race… Continue Reading