Women Are Winning in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

In Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, recent election data shows that women running for city councils, school boards, and special districts can win big!


In the November 2018 General Election:

  • Over 200 women filed to run

  • In contested elections, 58% of the female candidates won, compared to 43% of male candidates

  • Women now fill 48% of the total number of seats on the city councils operating in the two counties.



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