A message from Jan Selman
We have received a giant uptick in women, contacting us about wanting to run for office. I don’t know if you are aware or not, but Georgia ranks 44th in women in elected office, and has a D- grade.
We do not have one woman in our Congressional delegation. In the 200 + years of Georgia history, we have only elected FIVE women to congress.
We have never elected a woman to the U.S. Senate. Although, first woman to ever serve in the U.S. Senate, was from Georgia, Rebecca Ann Latimer Felton. She was appointed. Sworn in November 21, 1922, and served just 24 hours. At 87 years, nine months, and 22 days old, she was the oldest freshman senator to enter the Senate.
Listed below are the Executive Elected Offices in Georgia: currently, all of these seats are held by white males. Given the diversity of our state, and the fact that women are 51% of the population, this would seem to be statistically impossible. In the history of Georgia, we have only elected 5 women to any of these statewide seats:
Georgia Secretary of State
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
Georgia Commissioner of Labor
Georgia Commissioner of Natural Resources (Appointed)
Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Georgia Public Service Commission
Georgia State Superintendent of Schools
Georgia State Auditor (Appointed)
Georgia Treasurer (Appointed)