Running for Office

Posters, brochures, and ballots help tell parts of the stories of women like Reva Beck Bosone, the first woman to be sent to Congress from Utah, and Ivy Baker Priest, who served as Treasurer of the United States. By holding office, these influential women not only served their constituents but also broke barriers for women who’d hold office after them. If you decided to run for office, what people, causes, or issues would you champion?

“Women’s place is where they can do the most good.”

Sample Ballot (ca. 1942)

Ballot features Edna Clark Ericksen ("Mrs. E.E.  Ericksen") as a candidate for  Utah State Senate. 

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