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The Status of Women in Utah Politics: A 2017 Update. Research & Policy Brief (No. 9).
  • Susan R. Madsen, Utah Valley University
  • D C Pierucci
This report updates the 2014 brief titled “The Status of Women in Utah Politics.” Tracking progress through updated status reports is an important way to help decision makers and other influencers clarify what is working and to determine and refine best steps moving forward. For this brief, we have removed the section on voter participation as those statistics appear in the 2016 Utah Women Stats research snapshot titled “Voting and Civic Engagement Among Utah Women.” We have added new sections on elected county positions, city councils, and boards of education. This update provides both Utah and national data for the following seven areas: Congress, statewide executive offices, state legislatures, counties, mayors, city councils, and boards of education. The brief concludes with a discussion focused on understanding why more women do not run for public office and offers suggestions on how Utah can move the needle in future years.
Publication Date
January 4, 2017
Citation Information
Madsen, S. R., & Pierucci, D. C. (2017, January 4). The status of women in Utah politics: A 2017 update. Research & Policy Brief (No. 9). Office of the Utah Women & Leadership Project. Retrieved from