Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day for local and state elections in several states. Kentucky is holding statewide elections, and two women are vying to keep at least one female holding statewide office in the Bluegrass state. Mississippi is holding statewide and legislative races and feature several women running for top offices including 44 women running for House and Senate seats. New Jersey and Virginia are holding elections for their state legislatures. In New Jersey, 67 women are running for senate and assembly member seats. Virginia has 35 women on the ballot for house and delegate seats.
Following are some of the women we will be watching for their results on Election night:
Janice Kovach –running for mayor of Clinton New Jersey
Annise Parker – running for re-election as mayor of Houston Texas
Alison Lundergan Grimes – in her first race running for Kentucky Secretary of State
Roxanne Qualls – former mayor and current vice mayor running for re-election to Cincinnati City Council
Miriam Martinez – running for sheriff in Mercer County New Jersey
Melina Kennedy – running to become the first female mayor of Indianapolis
Yvette Simpson – running in her first race for Cincinnati City Council
Ayanna Pressley – running for re-election to Boston’s City Council
Susan Sandberg – running for re-election to Bloomington Indiana’s city council
Connie Moran – running for state treasurer of Mississippi
Eileen Brady- running for mayor of Portland Oregon
Edna Jackson – after serving as city alderman, she is running to become the first female mayor of Savannah Georgia
Ellen Cohen – former state representative running for Houston City Council
Paula Harris – Houston Independent School Board President running for District IV Trustee
Amy Brendmoen – in her first race for St. Paul Minnesota City Council
**To view WomenWinning’s entire slate of Minnesota candidates, click here.
Check in election night and on Wednesday for all women candidate election results at http://www.electwomen.com.