2,000 women are taking state legislatures by storm, even as men hold on to the vast majority of seats

State Senate candidate Alessandra Biaggi at a campaign event in July.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

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  • Much attention has been paid to the wave of women elected to go to Washington this fall, but women are also storming politics at the local levels. 
  • More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures next year — growing the number of women in local chambers by several hundred and breaking previous records for female representation.
  • But the work of the so-called “pink wave” isn’t done. Men will continue to make up just over three quarters of state lawmakers across the country.

Much attention has been paid to the wave of women elected to go to Washington this fall, but women are also storming politics at the local levels. 

More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures next year — growing the number of women in local chambers by several hundred and breaking previous records for female representation, according to new reports from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University (CAWP). 

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