My home state of New Hampshire one again made history when it comes to women in politics. Earlier this decade the Granite State became the first in the nation to have all three branches of the executive chamber run by women; governor, house speaker and senate majority leader. In 2009, New Hampshire will become the first state in the nation to have a senate chamber with a female majority!
Read for yourself here from Nowhampshire.com
NH Makes History With First State Senate With Female Majority
By Ethan Kendrick Thu, 11/06/2008
New Hampshire’s State Senate is now unlike any in the country and unlike any before it. After Tuesday’s election, women now make up the majority of the New Hampshire State Senate. In an election year that saw Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Nancy Pelosi grab headlines and airtime across the country, New Hampshire didn’t just vote blue, it voted for women.
In addition to voting in a new state senate with a female majority, New Hampshire voted for the only female candidate in the primary, Hillary Clinton, and voted for the first New Hampshire woman, Jeanne Shaheen, to go to the US Senate.
Previously ten women held senate seats out of twenty-four in Concord, but now they hold thirteen. New Hampshire also made news in Washington where there are now seventeen women for the first time in the United States Senate because of Jeanne Shaheen’s win. To show the contrast, both United States Senate and House of Representatives are 17% female.
It looks like those millions of cracks in the glass ceiling are spreading.
(photo-townhall in Francestown, NH)