Women A Rare Commodity in Oklahoma Legislature, No Gains After E - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Women A Rare Commodity in Oklahoma Legislature, No Gains After Election

Posted: Updated:

By SEAN MURPHY
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma has a female governor and was the first in the nation to elect a woman to statewide political office, but when it comes to electing women to the Legislature, the state ranks among the worst in the nation.

According to the Center for American Women and Politics, only 12.8% of Oklahoma's 149 state lawmakers are women, ranking the state 48th in the nation based on membership before the 2012 elections. Oklahoma's national ranking is unlikely to move as a result of this year's elections, since there were no net gains for women in the Legislature.

Aside from Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma has three other female statewide elected officials: State Superintendent Janet Barresi and Corporation Commissioners Dana Murphy and Patrice Douglas.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • TPD: Deadly Force Used 3 Times Since January

    TPD: Deadly Force Used 3 Times Since January

    Tulsa Police report three officer-involved shootings, already in 2014. Two of those cases were deadly.

    More >>

    Tulsa Police report three officer-involved shootings, already in 2014. Two of those cases were deadly.

    More >>
  • Rogers County Officers Make Meth Bust in Claremore

    Rogers County Officers Make Meth Bust in Claremore

    The Rogers County Sheriff's Office made a meth bust on April 19 in Claremore.More >>
    The Rogers County Sheriff's Office made a meth bust on April 19 in Claremore.More >>
  • Trailer Thief Caught On Camera

    Trailer Thief Caught On Camera

    Located right near 21st Harvard, Home Team Appliance has got you covered when it comes to washers and dryers, stoves and refrigerators."A lot of our new stuff comes with a ten year warranty," said Chris De-Bruyn.But they do not sell trailers, like this one, their backup trailer, their bigger trailer, well..."It's frustrating, actually," said Chri Bruyn.Yeah, that one was parked out front on Saturday morning as you can see captured on their security camera right out front. Until around 6:30.....More >>
    Located right near 21st Harvard, Home Team Appliance has got you covered when it comes to washers and dryers, stoves and refrigerators."A lot of our new stuff comes with a ten year warranty," said Chris De-Bruyn.But they do not sell trailers, like this one, their backup trailer, their bigger trailer, well..."It's frustrating, actually," said Chri Bruyn.Yeah, that one was parked out front on Saturday morning as you can see captured on their security camera right out front. Until around 6:30.....More >>
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.