Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Status of Women in Illinois Politics

  • Broadcast in US Government
Women in Politics Radio

Women in Politics Radio


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow Women in Politics Radio.

Call in to speak with the host


Guests Debbie Halvorson and Cheryle Jackson will join us to discuss the political status of women in Illinois politics. Illinois currently ranks 31st among the 50 US states for its percentage of women serving in the state legislature, currently two women are part of the state's Congressional delegation and 3 women are holding statewide elective office. Both Halvorson and Jackson have ran for Congress. Halvorson is the former Representative for the 11th Congressional District and is currently a candidate for the newly-drawn 2nd Congressional District. Jackson ran for the US Senate in 2010.