Women's Leadership Changes Little in New York State
Despite Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being two of the most powerful women in U.S. politics, a new study shows there has been little change in the number of women serving in elected local offices in New York State.
A report issued by the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership at the University of Rochester show the number of women on county legislatures is at 17.1 percent, virtually unchanged since 2004. Women hold about a third of the city council seats in New York’s five largest cities.
Rochester is the exception, where 55 percent of city councilors are women.
University of Rochester Susan B Anthony Center