Women are being elected to public office in increasing numbers. However, their voices remain largely underrepresented in collections and archives of political communication. For this reason, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University has created an online archive devoted entirely to women's political speech.
The Archives of Women's Political Communication is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, IA.
- Susana Martinez
- In January 2011, Susana Martinez was inaugurated as New Mexico’s first female governor. She is also the first Latina governor elected in the United States. Martinez was born July 14, 1959, in Rio Grande Valley, Texas. As a top student in her class, Martinez graduated from Riverside High School of El Paso, Texas, in 1977 and continued on to the University of Texas at El Paso. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Martinez earned her law degree from the University of Oklahoma-College of Law. Formerly, Martinez served as the district attorney for the 3rd Judicial District in Doña Ana County in... More