Voters across the country have chance this year to elect the nation’s first female president.
But voters from Green Valley to Water Street have an even more historic opportunity — to elect female candidates up and down the ballots for the first time.
In Assembly District 29 in Henderson, voters could choose the first all-female ticket in state history: Hillary Clinton for president, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate, Jacky Rosen for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, Joyce Woodhouse for state Senate and Lesley Cohen for state Assembly. All five of the candidates are Democrats.
“This has never happened before,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of the group EMILY’s List, at a news conference Wednesday.
“The fact that we have an actual ballot where we’ve got Hillary Clinton, a woman running for president, and a woman running all the way through the statehouse — this is a big deal,” said Schriock, whose organization works to elect pro-choice Democratic women.