Essential Estrogen: 2008 Election Not Looking Good for the Women
Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen
Although a few days remain before Iowans will know all the 2008 candidates for the state Legislature, retirements and switches already appear to have taken a toll on the number of women who will be seated in Des Moines when the next legislative session begins. Women currently occupy 34 of Iowa's 150 legislative seats -- 28 in the House of Representatives and six in the Senate. Five of those have announced retirements at the end of this term: Sen. Mary Lundby, R-Marion, District 18; Rep. Sandy Greiner, R-Keota, District 89; Rep. Polly Granzow, R-Eldora, District 44; Rep. Libby Jacobs, R-West Des Moines, District 60; Rep. Carmine Boal, R-Ankeny, District 70.