A record year in the making: more women are running for office


Although women are more than half the American population, they account for just a fifth of all United States representatives and senators, and one in four state lawmakers. They serve as governors of only six states and mayors in roughly 20 percent of the nation’s most populous cities.

For Sarah Riggs Amico, the executive chairwoman of a major auto hauling company, last year’s Women’s March in Atlanta ignited her interest in running for office.

“It was something that really lifted me up and made me want to demand better from my government,” said Ms. Amico, who recently announced plans to run for lieutenant governor in Georgia.


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