We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)
Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.
Megan Hughes Richmond Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Kentucky 0 Megan Hughes Richmond graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Political Science and Sociology from the University of Kentucky. She received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. After passing the Kentucky bar exam, she began working at the law firm of Richardson Barber & Williamson, PSC. Megan focuses her practice on personal injury, worker’s compensation, social security and domestic law. She practices in Mt. Sterling, Owingsville and Morehead, Kentucky. Megan resides in Mt.