Alibi V.20 No.3 • Jan 20-26, 2011 
Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque

Feature

Madame Chairman

When closing the gender divide, an elected woman’s work is never done

The number of female legislators in New Mexico is at a record high—30 percent going into the 2010 elections. That's higher than the national average of 24 percent, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. More women are taking on professions that tend to produce elected officials. But there's still a gender gap.

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