New mayors to watch: Women continue gains in city halls

Some of America’s newest mayors, clockwise from upper left: Eric Genrich of Green Bay, Wis.; Lori Lightfoot of Chicago; Leirion Gaylor Baird of Lincoln, Neb.; Satya Rhodes-Conway of Madison, Wis.; Breea Clark of Norman, Okla.; Nick Gradisar of Pueblo, Colo.; Keith James of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Kate Gallego of Phoenix; and Jane Castor of Tampa, Fla.

If 2018 was the “Year of the Woman” in U.S. elections, the trend toward women winning political office appears to be continuing — at least at the local level. Some of the most closely watched mayoral races so far this year, in Chicago, Phoenix, and Tampa, Fla., resulted in women taking hold of offices that had previously been held by men.