Fewer women will hold seats in Kansas Legislature

State News

December 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fewer women won seats this election for the Kansas Legislature at a time more women captured legislative seats nationwide.

The Wichita Eagle reports Kansas had been above the national average in terms of the percentage of legislative seats held by women but will fall below the national average come January.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says Kansas had 48 female lawmakers, and women held 28.5 percent of all seats this year.

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