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More Women Are Becoming Mayors

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A recent article in The Boston Globe pointed out that more and more women in Massachusetts are running for Mayor:

The Bay State has 11 women mayors, more than ever before. That means women run 25 percent of the 44 Massachusetts cities that have a mayor-council form of government. And that, according to a study due to be released today, is the highest rate in the state's history.

"To see this kind of jump in a couple of years means that women are perhaps reaching for and achieving representation in ways that they had not in the past," said Carol Hardy-Fanta, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, which conducted the study. "It's a sign of the times."

A few weeks ago, PunditMom posited that our young daughters are paying attention to big issues, such as Hillary Clinton's run for the White House. This Boston Globe article makes us wonder if the increased visibility of women in local government could be helping our daughters as well.

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