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Tag: Harriet Spanel

Feb.
11th

UPDATE: Panel discussion on Wednesday celebrates 100 years of women in the Washington Legislature

Several current and former lawmakers are hosting a panel discussion Wednesday afternoon to honor the 100 years that women have served in the Washington Legislature. The event comes 100 years after Frances C. Axtell from Bellingham and Nena J. Croake from Tacoma – the first two women elected – took office.

“Historically it’s very significant when you consider that women didn’t get the vote until 1910 in this state – and after a huge campaign. Although the first two women were elected 100

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