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Female Mayors

Good Year for Female Mayors, 'Lady Parts'

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Colleen DeBaise

It wasn't a midterm election year, so Election 2013 didn't change the mostly male make-up in Washington. But female mayors in a number of U.S. cities won election or reelection Tuesday. And women voters played a starring role in at least one state's hotly contested gubernatorial election.

Madame Mayor: Why So Rare?

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Gregory

Annise Parker's election as Houston's mayor throws down the gauntlet to all cities to expand their resource base by advancing more women and minorities through public service and business.