Women Continue to Face Hurdles
Many women are still less likely than men to view elective office as an appropriate role or realistic aspiration.
Voters and the media create higher hurdles for women to surmount.
Fund-raising can be more difficult for women than for men.
Gender bias persists in how candidates are recruited.
This information is taken from “More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures,” by Susan J. Carroll and Kira Sanbonmatsu (Oxford University Press, 2013).