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Share of women in Minnesota Senate could fall below 30 percent


With four women state senators saying they won’t seek re-election in 2016, the share of female legislators in the Minnesota Senate could fall below 30 percent and reverse recent gains in gender parity.

Assuming the outgoing senators aren’t replaced by other women, that drop would leave just 19 women in the 67-member Senate and would be most keenly felt among DFLers. Of the 15 DFL women senators, three say they will step down after finishing their terms later this year.


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