A study from the Center For American Women shows Tennessee is well below the average for female representation in our state legislature, ranking in the bottom 10 states.
28% of state legislators nationwide are women – two-thirds of which are Democrats – but here in Tennessee that number is only 15%.
We have some work to do here.
Meanwhile of those 28%, just over 1 in 5 are women of color. Currently Juanita Charles is running to increase both totals in a special election in Clarksville, for the seat Mark Green left behind.