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Center for Women and Politics of Ohio

Fifty years before a woman could vote or even enter most restaurants without a male escort, Victoria Woodhull, an Ohio native, ran for president of the United States. Her campaign in 1872 set the stage for how women would change the face of politics for the next 150 years.

The Baldwin Wallace Center for Women and Politics of Ohio (CWPO) is a non-partisan public resource that tells the story of women running for public office in Ohio. You are invited to contribute to the conversation, dig into research and share the resources of this Center.  

History of Women Running for Public Office in Ohio

Ohio Women Running for Public Office: download PDF
This downloadable manuscript provides an overview of women from Ohio running for president, US Congress, the state legislature, the judiciary, and state-wide office.

2018 Primary Election Results Analysis: download PDF
2018 General Election Results: download PDF
These downloadable files provide an in-depth analysis of women running in the 2018 midterms. 

Judge Deanna O'Donnell

In an interview conducted by BW students, Parma Municipal Judge Deanna O'Donnell, a BW alumna, talks about the challenges and rewards of serving in public office. 

Victoria Woodhull Tile First women elected to Ohio state legislature Florence Allen Tile Florence Allen first female federal judge Frances Bolton tile Gertrude Donahey tile Helen Rankin tile Jo Ann Davidson tile Nancy Hollister tile Maureen O'Connor tile 27% of Ohio's state legislature is female