With this month’s MCDC story map, designed by Abby Hunt, student intern at the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS), we examine which House and Senate districts of the state are represented by women and then consider why certain trends exist.
By reviewing state-level elected offices from a geographic perspective, we can begin to think about the way women influence space and politics. Although legal barriers to running for office may be gone, the glass ceiling is still very much intact when it comes to politics.
Missouri Census Data Center frequently works with MSDIS on mapping and data projects. MSDIS is a spatial data retrieval and archival system offering many mapping resources, primarily focused on the state of Missouri.