Everybody’s heard now that Nancy Pelosi will most likely become the first woman Speaker of the House. This is very exciting news. On top of that, we will now have 16 women serving in the U.S. Senate (the most ever) and over 70 women serving in the U.S. House! We also have a woman as Secretary of State here in California, Debra Bowen, which makes me very happy. And I don’t know how many women governors we will have but I do know of at least three good ones were re-elected in Washington, Kansas (rock, chalk Jayhawk) and Michigan (Go Blue).
The Center for Women in Politics has all of the results. Check out VoteRunLead.org if you want to learn more about how to keep these numbers increasing. See my post on svmoms about how women are doing historically speaking. We still have a long way to go before we are equally represented in the U.S.