- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The number of rank-and-file women in the General Assembly of Delaware is the lowest in 10 years.

The News Journal of Wilmington (https://delonline.us/1SnzEl0 ) reports there are 15 female lawmakers in the state house today compared to 21 in 2005.

Former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner says the state went backward, and that it seems like women aren’t running for office as much anymore.

House Minority Whip Deborah Hudson has agreed, saying she’s not seeing many women who want to run.

According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, Delaware currently ranks 27th in the nation in terms of women serving in politics.

Additionally, Delaware is still one of three states, including Vermont and Mississippi, to have never elected a woman to serve in the District of Columbia.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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