Democrat Ayanna Pressley gives her victory speech at an election night party after being elected to represent Massachusetts’ 7th congressional district, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
The 2018 midterms saw Massachusetts’ voters electing a record number of women into public office, including the first woman of color in the state’s congressional delegation.
Massachusetts now has four women in Congress, and 28.5 percent of the state Legislature is comprised of women.
Sava Berhané, a professor at Brandeis University and board member for the nonpartisan Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, joined WBUR Weekend Edition’s Sharon Brody to discuss the expectations on those women as they begin to govern.
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