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More Women Are Emerging In National Politics, But Georgia Local Office Is A Little Closer To Parity

More Women Are Emerging in National Politics, but Georgia Local Office Is a Little Closer to Parity

Women are getting on the tops of ballots in record numbers this year, inching toward a still far-off scenario of gender parity in highest office. But in some of the more modest chambers of Georgia’s local governments, women are already a little less rare. Joanie Rainey had been a teacher for more than two decades before she was elected to chair the Twiggs County Board of Education. Much of that time she spent teaching outside of Twiggs’ relatively small system, which counts about 800 students.
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