An editorial from the Kansas City Star recalls the almost half century where “a woman held at least statewide political office in Kansas.”
Sadly, the women-in-office streak came to an end in 2015. In January of that year, all eight statewide elected positions — two U.S. senators, the governor and lieutentant governor, attorney general, treasurer, secretary of state, and insurance commissioner — were once again held exclusively by men.
The editorial called for women of all political stripes to run.
We urge both major parties to work harder to find qualified statewide candidates who are women. That might include stronger promises of fundraising and financial support, as well as technical advice. Donors should find women to support.