Archive for August 26th, 2009


bertha knight landes

Away back in 1926, Seattle became the first major US City to elect a woman mayor: Bertha Knight Landes.

Yep. 1926.

83 years later, of the 30 candidates who ran for Seattle Mayor, King County Executive, and Seattle City Council in the August 18th primary, only five of them were women.

Bertha Knight: Where my women at?

Bertha Knight: Where my women at?

photo courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives.


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