Houston Matters

Are Women Well Represented in Houston Politics?

The Houston City Council’s back in session but with just two women on the 16 member council. That’s the fewest number of women on Council in 15 years. And it’s the first time in a quarter century that a minority woman does not have a seat on the city council. What, if anything, do we […]

The Houston City Council’s back in session but with just two women on the 16 member council. That’s the fewest number of women on Council in 15 years. And it’s the first time in a quarter century that a minority woman does not have a seat on the city council. What, if anything, do we make of this? Mayor Parker notwithstanding, does it signal anything about the role women play in Houston politics? How about across the state of Texas? Could – should – women be better represented?

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