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One Hundred Years (and then some!) of Women Running for Office in Ohio

One Hundred Years (and then some!) of Women Running for Office in Ohio

by Barbara Palmer

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Almost 150 years before Hillary Clinton, Victoria Woodhull, one of Ohio's own, ran for president of the United States in 1872. In 1922, Florence Allen was elected to the state supreme court, making her the first woman to serve on any state supreme court in the nation. Ohio has a long history of women running for public office. An analysis of trends over the last 100 years combined with the compelling and inspiring stories of the state's trail blazers, this 40-page book explores the history of the remarkable women who have represented Ohio from 1872 to 2020. While tremendous progress has been made, in the 21st century, female candidates in Ohio still face significant barriers, including gerrymandering, and the state has fallen behind the nation. With the new reforms that will reshape Ohio's legislative districts going into effect in 2022 and the demographic changes altering the state's political profile, will Ohio be able to catch up?

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BN ID: 2940162459132
Publisher: Professor P Enterprises
Publication date: 06/30/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Barbara Palmer is Professor of Political Science at Baldwin Wallace University and creator and Executive Director of the Center for Women and Politics of Ohio.  Professor Palmer teaches courses on American politics, civil rights and liberties, and women and politics, and serves as the Director of the Legal Studies Program.  She has done interviews, invited talks, and podcasts with a wide variety of groups across the country and internationally on sex-discrimination law, American elections, and the history of the integration of women into Congress. She has been interviewed by the Washington Post, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Ideastream (Cleveland Public Radio), and Die Ziet (Germany).  In 2018, she was awarded the Erika Fairchild Award by theSouthern Political Science Association for her strong record of service, commitment to students and teaching, and collegial spirit.  Throughout her career, collaborating with several non-profit organizations, she has worked with over 500 young women from across the nation, inspiring them to get involved in politics.  She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota.

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