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Delaware has never had a woman in US Senate, House

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Dover (AP) — The First State is still waiting for its first female member of Congress.

Data compiled by The Associated Press show that Delaware is among 22 states that have never had a female U.S. senator, and one of six that has never had a U.S. House member.

The 15 women serving in the state legislature comprise 24 percent of the total legislative seats in a state that’s 52 percent female.

Delaware has had one female governor, Democrat Ruth Ann Minner, who served from 2001 to 2009.

There’s just woman serving as mayor of a sizeable town. She’s Polly Sierer, mayor of Newark.

Nationally, women account for one-fifth all U.S. representatives and senators, and one in four state lawmakers.

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