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Jaclyn Kettler publishes article examining how women gain influence within political parties

Portrait of Jaclyn Kettler

Jaclyn Kettler, an assistant professor of political science within the School of Public Service, recently published an article in Social Science Journal. “Buying their way in: Redistribution of campaign resources as a path to state legislative leadership for women” examines paths for women to gain influence within their political parties.

While women continue to be underrepresented in legislative leadership, Kettler finds that by establishing connections to other party actors through the redistribution of their campaign resources, female candidates can increase their influence and their likelihood of becoming legislative leaders.