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How Michelle Kaufusi ended 166 years of all-male history in Provo

How Michelle Kaufusi ended 166 years of all-male history in Provo

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)



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PROVO — Five months ago, on the very first minute of the very first day you could do it, Michelle Kaufusi walked into the recorder’s office at Provo City Hall to file as a candidate in the mayor’s race.

Then she walked upstairs to see what she was facing: 166 years of all-male history.

In a hallway outside the mayor’s suite of offices hang framed pictures of every Provo mayor since the first one, Ellis Eames, took office in 1851. There are 41 of them in all. Every one is a man.

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