This November, there will be a total of 16 seats to fill among the Common Council and the Mayor.
Here are some facts about those 16 seats:
- Only nine of the 38 candidates running for those offices is a woman (23.6 percent)
- Current representation by women in those offices is four out of 16 (25 percent)
- Among both of the major parties, only four of the districts nominated at least one woman for an in-district council seat at all
- Among both of the major parties, only one of the 10 nominations for five at-large council seats was a woman
- Three out of the five (60 percent) petitioning/third-party candidates among those seats is a woman
The number of female registered voters in the City of Norwalk is over 54 percent, which suggests women are under-represented at the top of our government. I, for one, believe we should start at the top. Vote for Lisa Brinton (row D) on November 7th!