The Most Powerful Female Politician in Each of the 50 States

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  • Pennsylvania: Madeleine Dean – Madeleine Dean was one of the four Democratic women who got elected from Pennsylvania to the US House of Representatives.
  • Rhode Island: Martha McSally – Martha was the first female fighter pilot in the US Air Force that flown in combat and the first woman to be in command of a combat aviation squadron.
  • South Carolina: Nikki Haley – Nikki Haley was the first female governor of South Carolina, and she served as a US ambassador to the United Nations when Trump was president.
  • South Dakota: Kristi Noem – Kristi is currently serving as the state’s first female governor.
  • Tennessee: Hattie Wyatt Caraway – Hattie was the first woman who ever got elected to the Senate, all the way back in 1932.
  • Texas: Eddie Bernice Johnson – Eddie was the first registered nurse elected to Congress, and she is the first African-American woman to be in charge of Science, Space, and Technology in the House Committee.
  • Utah: Paula Hawkins – Paula Hawkins was known for passing the 1982 Missing Children’s Act.
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