State, national races see huge increase in female candidates

Source: IBJ
Author: Lindsey Erdody


Poonam Gill had been frustrated by the lack of women and minorities in elected offices, which became especially apparent to her during last year’s health care debate.


Now, all three have put their names on the ballot, part of a group of nearly 90 women who have filed to run for state or federal offices in Indiana this year. That’s a 35 percent increase from the 2016 primary season and an 85 percent jump from a decade ago.


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