Jacksonville, FL


Men vs Women, 1999-2015

Improve Gender Balance

Women held 10 of the 19 seats on the Jacksonville City Council in 1999 but occupy only four today. Yet more than half of Duval County’s voters are women. The growing number of women and men who support Nine in 15 believe our community suffers when women’s experiences, perspectives and leadership styles are underrepresented in the public arena. Get informed about issues related to women and politics and help increase women’s presence on City Council in 2019, when eight incumbents will term out, leaving their seats open.

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Websites of Interest

Barbara Lee Foundation
Center for American Women and Politics
Higher Heights for America
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Political Parity
She Should Run
Vote Run Lead 
Women's Campaign School at Yale


Reports and Articles of Interest

Building Women's Political Careers: 
Strengthening the Pipeline to Higher Office
Institute for Women's Policy Research

Running for a Change:  Girls and Politics Pulse Poll
Girl Scouts of America

PEW:  Who Runs for Office in America?

“Why Girls Get Called Bossy, and How to Avoid It”

Men Rule,
from Women and Politics Institute, American Universit

Keys for Elected Office:  The Essential Guide for Women

Articles about Nine in 15

Florida Times Union 11.11.13
The Financial News and Daily Record 11.12.13
The Financial News and Daily Record 11.18.13
Florida Times Union Editorial 4.3.14
Florida Times Union 3.13.14
San Marco Resident News 4.9.14
Jacksonville Business Journal 11.11.14
Florida Times Union 11.11.14


Nine in 15 Materials to Download and Share

Nine in 15 April 2014 Newsletter
Self-Assessment Guide for Potential Candidates
The Race Is On PowerPoint (March 13, 2014)
Nine in 15 Launch PowerPoint (November 11, 2013)
Nine in 15 Mission
Nine in 15 Brief

Contact us to learn how you can help improve the representation of female political leadership in the Jacksonville City Council.