In North Carolina, women make up more than 54% of registered voters, but hold less than 25% of elected and appointed offices. The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics, a report released by Meredith College, uses data about women as voters and elected leaders throughout the state to offer recommendations for improving women's underrepresentation in politics.
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Members of the media may contact the following faculty and staff for more information about The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics report.
David B. McLennan, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Political Science
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Meredith College has released a new report that examines The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics. The report covers the political offices held by women and offers solutions to improving women’s representation. The release of the report on The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics was part of Meredith’s weeklong focus on women in public service during which the College also released the results of its inaugural Meredith College Poll, focused on voter opinions about women in politics, and presented its 2015 Woman of Achievement Award to former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker.
Matthew Poslusny, Provost
Melyssa Allen, News Director