RECORD TIED: Iowa Women In Politics
Iowa women’s involvement in politics continues to grow as 35 women will serve in the State Legislature this year.
The Gazette reports this year’s crop of female legislatures ties a record set during the 2009 session.
Twenty-five of the women were voted into the Iowa House and 10 others were elected to the Iowa Senate.
Iowa is following a trend. Nationally, there are more than 1,700 female legislators in 2013.
The legislative session will begin Monday.