The Green Party National Women’s Caucus would like to highlight the very diverse group of women who continue to run for political office and those who are elected to serve.
On International Women’s Day we reflect on why it’s important to have women elected to political positions. Women who are elected to serve politically show young girls that if they dream it, they can be it!
Twenty-seven percent of seats in Congress are now held by women, the highest number in U.S. history, but more women must be elected to speak on women’s issues. Our voices matter when the majority of men continue to hold the majority of power in elected government positions, writing laws over women’s bodies, over our incomes, over our education choices and over our future in the workforce.
Women holding political office today are proof that women are equally valued and necessary in all political positions. The vast diversity of women in office helps protect women’s rights and gives us strong representation.
On International Women’s Day, we honor our Green Party women officeholders shown below and commend them for their service.
Carolyn Dixon, Governing Board Member, Wright Elementary School District, Santa Rosa
Laura Esperanza Surls, Canyon School Board, Canyon Township
Dana Silvernale, Governing Boardmember, North Humboldt Union High School District
Melissa Curiel, Community Seat, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles
Lisa DeNiscia, Board of Directors, Central San Pedro Neighborhood, Los Angeles
Lisa Johnson, Area 5 Representative, Foothills Trails District Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles
Danielle Mead, Infrastructure Chair, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles
Valery Larson, Recreation and Park District, Sonoma County
Dagmar Noll, Town Council, Willimantic
Daphne Dixon, Zoning Board of Appeals, Fairfield (alternate)
Darcy Van Ness, Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate, Waterford
Enevia Baidoo Keene, Zoning Board of Assessment Appeals, Windham
Cassandra Martineau, Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate, Willimantic
Jessica Bradshaw, City Council, Carbondale
Holly Scholz, Fox Valley Park District, District 3 (Kane, DuPage, and Will Counties)
Sandy Lezon, Library Board of Trustees, Warrenville Public Library District
Anna Trevorrow, Board of Education, At-large, Portland
Annie Chambers, Douglas Homes representative, Residents Advisory Board, Public Housing Authority, Baltimore
Sharon Moss, Town Meeting Representative, Shrewsbury
Joyce Palmer-Fortune, Select Board, Whately
Kat Bruner James, City Council, Ferndale
Evely Pridemore, Redford Union School District, Redford
LaTrisha Vetaw, Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis
Shauleen Higgin, City Council, Lakeside
Tara Yaney, Borough Council, Edgewood
Kristin Combs, Judge of Elections, Philadelphia
Julia Zion, Judge of Elections, Maxatawny Township
Olivia Faison, Inspector of Elections, Philadelphia
Deanna Taylor, Secretary, Fairpark Community Council, Salt Lake City