Nine in 15 is seizing the opportunity to elect more women to Jacksonville’s City Council in 2015, when nine seats will be open because incumbents will have served the maximum number of terms allowed. To see how this year’s field compares with earlier elections, view The Race Is On from our March 13, 2014, news and networking event. You also can see a list of 2015 candidates and learn more about them and your district, at the Supervisor of Elections website. If you’re thinking of running or you know someone you think should, check out Nine in 15’s self-assessment guide.
Our Commitment & Focus
Nine in 15 is committed to improving the gender balance among elected officials by encouraging more qualified women to run for office and providing information to help them run successfully. Research shows that women typically need to be invited to run for office, but, when they do, they win as often as men do. Over time, Nine in 15 will devote additional time and energy to other aspects of the mission, such as encouraging the appointment of more qualified women to public boards and commissions.
Nine in 15 is a nonpartisan grassroots initiative whose natural allies are numerous organizations around the country that share our goal: to increase the representation of women in public office at every level of government. While Nine in 15 currently focuses on local government, similar groups exist at the state level across the U.S. An important resource for all is the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
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