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Kristin Olsen
Survey finds women are underrepresented across California governments
Survey finds women are underrepresented across California governments

Women are vastly underrepresented in government at all levels in California, occupying fewer than 30% of elective city, county and state posts, according to a recent survey. Females are more strongly represented on school boards: They are 47% of all members on the state's 965 boards, the study found. But just 25% of county supervisors and 28% of city council members across the state are female. In Sacramento, women make up 28% of the Legislature, according to the study, released last week by the Leadership California Institute. Researchers examined all 58 counties and nearly 500 cities, in addition to the school boards, to assess the standing of women in government. Local...

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