New Gov. Creates First Woman Majority Cabinet In Virginia History

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam (D) has reportedly assembled the first woman-majority cabinet in Virginia history.

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam (D) has reportedly assembled the first woman-majority cabinet in Virginia history.

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam (D) announced the last of 15 cabinet picks on Tuesday, assembling what his office says would be the first majority-female cabinet in state history. In November, Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie, who also vowed his cabinet would reflect Virginia’s diversity. The Democrat, who is a pediatric neurologist, carried female voters by 22 points.

President Clinton had the most women cabinet members in the history of the U.S. presidency.

President Trump has five women serving in 23 Cabinet-level positions; the most ever was 9 out of 22 in Bill Clinton’s second term, according to the Center for Women and American Politics at Rutgers University.

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