The first state to elect a female governor was Wyoming, where voters put Nellie Tayloe Ross into office in 1924. history explicitly granting women the right to vote. Wyoming went on to approve the first constitution in the world granting full voting rights to women in 1889.
Arizona claims the title of the first state to elect four women to serve as governor.
The state also elected Democrat Maggie Hassan as its governor.
People quickly took to Twitter to tweak the tweeter's grammar and also to challenge the assertion that Hassan stands alone as the only female governor in the country. So we decided to check into it.
We placed a call to New Hampshire AFL CIO headquarters to ask about the source of their tweet. President Mark MacKenzie said he was responsible for publishing the information, and he acknowledged the error.
Hassan is the only Democrat in the bunch and female governors are scarce.
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Hassan's distinction as the country's only current Democratic female governor might have been the distinction for which the AFL CIO was Omega Seamaster Cosmic 2000 Gold aiming when it tweeted about Hassan's speech at the Manchester event.
It was also the first state to elect two successive female governors.
Throughout history, 20 Democratic women and 15 Republican women have served as governors. Before Hassan took office, the last two Democratic governors were Christine Gregoire, of Washington, and Beverly Perdue, of North Carolina, both of whom served until 2013.
The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Jersey has compiled a definitive history of the country's female governors. The center determined that 35 women have served as governors in 26 states.
With women continuing to be underrepresented in politics, the electoral sweep garnered national attention, including from political powerhouse Emily's List, which backs female candidates.
AFL CIO's Twitter account Friday morning . "Gov Hassen (sic) address a gathering as only women governor in the country."
"I think I made a mistake," he said. "I'm new at tweeting, and so I was trying to tweet and listen and tweet and listen and take pictures."
Coverage of the event quickly took to social media.
The state's first elected female governor was Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, who served from 1997 2003. Senate.
List hosted its second "Madam President" town hall discussion in Manchester on Friday . Hassan was among the speakers at the event, which focused on promoting female candidates for political office, including the presidency.
of the gender balance in the country, Hassan isn't the only female governor.
Hassan is actually one of five women who are governors. She's joined by Republicans Jan Brewer, of Arizona; Mary Fallin, of Oklahoma; Nikki Haley, of South Carolina; and Susana Martinez of New Mexico.
The New Hampshire AFL CIO stated that Maggie Hassan is the only female governor in the country.
"At Emily list event in manchester nh," reads a message posted to the New Hampshire Omega Seamaster 2017
While Hassan is the only Democratic governor, she's one of five women holding governorships around the country. While that's still far from being representative Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Leather
MacKenzie said he was trying to summarize information from Hassan's introduction.
CIO says Hassan is only female governor in country
New Hampshire voters made a splash in November by sending the country's first all female delegation to Congress.
In New Hampshire, former state Senate President Vesta Roy holds the title of the first woman to serve as governor. Roy, a Republican, held the position for seven days after the death of Gov. Hugh Gallen in 1982. She was replaced a week later when Gov. John H. Sununu was sworn into office.
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