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Women in Elected Office Challenges and Opportunities in Erie County

Date: Jul 26, 2018
Author(s): Erie County Commission on the Status of Women
Topic(s): Equality / Civil Rights: General, Government: General
Type: Report

"This report offers a snapshot of the political landscape in Erie County with a focus on women in elected office. Women comprise 52% of Erie County's total population , 49.5% of its labor force, and 53% of the county's registered voters. Women current comprise nearly 33% of elected government officials with men comprising nearly 68%." 

"This report does not attempt to answer this complex question; rather we offer a snapshot of the landscape here in Erie County and nationally with the intention that it will offer some new insights into what women have achieved, and the challenges that we continue to confront. We also hope that it will spark further discussion as well as action with regard to women seeking elected office in greater numbers."