The Honorable Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke (Center) elected in 1966 was the first African-American woman elected to the California legislature being interviewed with her daughter The Honorable Autumn Burke (Right) elected in 2014 as the 141st woman in the California legislature.
The first four women to be elected to serve in the California legislature. All four were elected in 1918, before the ratification of the 19th amendment. from left to right The Honorable Grace Dorris, The Honorable Elizabeth Hughes, The Honorable Anna Saylor, and The Honorable Esto Broughton
The Honorable Sunny Mojonnier the 30th woman elected to the California legislature was part of the delegation to greet her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth on her historic visit to the California legislature
The Honorable Gloria Molina the first Latina elected to the California legislature in 1982
The honorable Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first African American Woman to be elected to California Legislature, she was the 13th women elected such. [Read more…]