Nevada now ranks as first US assembly with majority women legislature

Nevada now ranks as first US assembly with majority women legislature

Nevada is now the first ever state in United States with a legislature comprised of female majority. This declaration was confirmed on Tuesday after the Las Vegas county officials appointed 2 women for the vacancies present in state assembly.

The appointment of Beatrice “Bea” Angela Duran and Rochelle Thuy Nguyen marked the female members taking up 51 percent of the legislative seats at the Las Vegas-area out of a total 63 seats. Women will take up 9 from the 21 seats at state senate which falls short of majority in the chamber. However, the women members will occupy 24 from the 42 available seats in assembly which goes up to 57 percent. This makes the average of these two chambers provide overall majority for the female members.

No state elsewhere ever had female-majority in the overall scenario or for that matter 5o percent of the overall, as confirmed by Center for American Women and Politics working at the Rutgers University tracking the political representation of women in the area. Women opted for seats in Nevada assembly as well as the senate during 2018 November elections. However, they fell short from the overall majority.

Wendy Vargas

Wendy Vargas

Wendy Vargas is the global news editor for newsopi. She's a former health editor at Healthcare Asia. She can be reached at [email protected]

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