Minnesota Women in Politics
31 women in Minnesota politics are profiled.
"Minnesota Women in Politics provides a compelling look inside the lives of women elected to public office in Minnesota. The stories of these women illustrate the challenging and rewarding path of a life in public service. While each woman's journey is unique, the shared values of hard work, optimism, personal integrity, and commitment to the community are common threads that tie their diverse experiences together. This book is a celebration of the significant contributions made by women elected to public office across the state."
– Sharon Sayles Belton, Mayor of Minneapolis
"This book gives powerful insights into the political decisions and lives of women elected to public office in an era of change—an era that is producing more equal decision making between women and men in government. This is a must read for historians and for women seeking motivation to challenge the status quo."
– Senator Linda Berglin
"The life experiences and challenges of women who have moved into the political world are important to share. This book chronicles the journeys of women from their childhood experiences into their adult lives as political women, including some of the struggles and triumphs. These stories serve as inspiration to both men and women to step forward, speak up and be a part of the political debate."
– Former State Senator Nancy Brataas
"Reading these thoughtful and insightful real-life stories of women in politics will inspire women of all ages to follow their passions and pursue their dreams. I love this book."
– Representative Mary Jo McGuire
"The journey from suffrage to office-holding has been a long and slow one for Minnesota women. By chronicling the experiences of women who have served, Billie Young and Nancy Ankeny give us insight into the contributions made by women to the body politic—and inspire hope for accelerated progress in years to come."
– St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman
"These are fascinating glimpses into the lives of some of Minnesota's most interesting political women. The common chords of optimism, persistence, and integrity weave across party, age, region and hold as true today as eighty years ago."
– State Representative Peggy Leppik
Contributor(s): Young, Billie (Author), Ankeny, Nancy (Author)
ISBN: 087839141X EAN: 9780878391417
Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud
Pub Date: September 01, 2000