Women's Foundation Statement on Missouri Special Elections


KANSAS CITY, MO –Today, Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women's Foundation, released a statement in response to Missouri's recent special elections:

Women’s Foundation was pleased to see two women win both legislative special elections on Tuesday in Missouri. Despite making up about 51% of the population, women are still underrepresented in elected office in Missouri and will now make up only 23% of the General Assembly. We were glad to see that women were three out of four candidates, and that two more women will join the ranks of women holding public office in Jefferson City. Congratulations Senator-elect Sandy Crawford and Representative-elect Sara Walsh. We look forward to working with you.

Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change.  More information about the organization can be found at www.Womens-Foundation.org.