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Are Women Well Represented in Houston Politics?

Are Women Well Represented in Houston Politics?

The Houston City Council’s back in session but with just two women on the 16 member council. That’s the fewest number of women on Council in 15 years. And it’s the first time in a quarter century that a minority woman does not have a seat on the city council. What, if anything, do we make of this? Mayor Parker notwithstanding, does it signal anything about the role women play in Houston politics? How about across the state of Texas? Could – should – women be better represented?

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →