The Most Powerful Female Politician in Each of the 50 States

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  • Colorado: Marilyn Musgrave – Marily was born in Greeley, Colorado. She was the Colorado rep in the US House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.
  • Connecticut: Ella T. Grasso – Ella T. Grasso served in the US House of Representatives from 1970 to 1974.
  • Delaware: Sarah McBride – Sarah is an LGBTQ+ activist and the first person who openly admitted to being transgender while being a state senator.
  • Florida: Janet Reno – Janet was the first woman ever to serve as US attorney general.
  • Georgia: Dina Titus – Dina represented Nevada in Congress from 2008 to 2011, and then won her seat in 2013, after losing in the 2010 midterm election.
  • Hawaii: Patsy Mink – Patsy Mink of Paia was the first woman of color that be elected to Congress. She was awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.
  • Idaho: Sarah Palin – Sarah Palin is the first and only woman that has been the governor of Alaska, and she earned the Republican Party’s first female vice-presidential nomination, after becoming John McCain’s running mate in 2008.
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