Walker Urges Women to Seek Office

Walker Urges Women to Seek Office

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(St. George-AP) -- The Lieutenant Governor is urging more women to run for office.

Olene Walker is poised to become Utah's first female governor.

She spoke to members of the Washington County Republican Women at their monthly meeting yesterday.

Walker told them women are making headway in the state Legislature, but they still have a way to go.

Right now there are 24 women out of 104 members, but when she was first elected to the Legislature there were only six.

Walker also addressed the state's budget problems at the meeting.

The Lieutenant Governor will slide into Governor Mike Leavitt's spot if he is confirmed by the Senate to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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