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Posted: November 8th, 2012

New Hampshire Governor-elect Maggie Hassan speaks to supporters on Tuesday in Manchester. Photo JIM COLE/AP

Reports in a Business Week article, an ABC video and countless other media outlets announced that New Hampshire will become the first state to have women in control of the governor’s office and the entire congressional delegation.

The Business Week article reports:

Democrats Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster defeated incumbent Republican men for seats in the House. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, were not up for reelection, and they remain in office. Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan, a Democratic state senator, will replace retiring Democrat Governor John Lynch.

Women have been breaking the glass ceiling in New Hampshire since 1975, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N. J. I remember the days when Erie had Judy Lynch as county executive, Joyce Savocchio as mayor and numerous women as county and city council members. A lot of eyes will be on New Hampshire come January.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: November 7th, 2012

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., waves to supporters after declaring victory over challenger Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., in the Missouri Senate race Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

We’ve come a long way.

Thanks to Lisa Gensheimer, president of Main Street Media, and Kim Young, journalism instructor at Penn State University, Behrend College and public affairs program host at  WQLN-FM radio, for calling my attention to all the women who won public office Nov. 6. Women candidates rolled in Senate races.

In Missouri, Democrat  Claire McCaskill, in an AP photo, defeated Republican Todd Akin, notorious for using the term “legitimate” rape.

In Massachusetts, Democrat and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, in an AP picture with her husband, defeated Scott Brown.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, center, waves to the crowd with her husband Bruce Mann, left, during an election night rally at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston after Warren defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

 

In Wisconsin, Democrat Tammy Baldwin won against Tommy Thompson. She will be the first openly gay member of the Senate.

In Nebraska, Republican Deb Fischer beat former governor Bob Kerrey.

In North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp holds a narrow lead over Republican Rick Berg in a race that will probably have a recount.

In Indiana, Republican Richard Mourdock, notorious for his comments on rape, lost the Senate race.

There are many more women who won races, but these caught our attention. Congratulations to all the women who had the courage to run for public office.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle,  Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

 

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