Virginia ballot includes no women
By Ben Pershing, Washington Post
June 15, 2013
The statewide slate for Virginia’s November elections includes lawyers, a doctor, a businessman and a minister. But the six Republican and Democratic candidates do have one thing in common: They’re all men…..
Redistricting could help explain why there aren’t more women in the General Assembly. Stephen Farnsworth, a professor at the University of Mary Washington, noted that gerrymandered district maps mean “incumbent officeholders in some cases stay in office for decades,” leaving few open seats to target.