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Kendall Roberts

1. The reasons Thomas-DeVeaux and Conroy state that women of color have a better chance to be elected to statewide executive offices in New Mexico than any other state is that there is a long history of women of color serving in lower-level statewide offices, there are large shares of Latinos and Native Americans in the state electorate, shifting political winds that have turned the state bluer, and they have recently made more of an effort to get more women of color to run for office. The "long history" they mention is that there have been women of color in office in New Mexico almost as long as it has existed, including having a Latina as the secretary of state throughout the 1930's, and having 17 women elected to the state legislature from 1922-1934. I think a long-history is more important for increasing the representation of women in color because it shows that other people have and encourages others that they can do the same, instead of having people discouraged by being different than those who have always won.
2. The political offices are gendered by stereotypes of what women and men can do and handle. Women are "less likely to be assertive or decisive," so electing them to roles where they would have to exhibit those traits is more difficult than it would be for roles where people think they would be best fit. I know women and women of color are both things that people don't take seriously, so as a woman of color you would have to work twice as hard to get where you want to be.
3.The argument the map makes is that women of color are elected more in New Mexico than any other state, it is proven with how many they have elected and shown than what was shown in the others. We can conclude that more women are elected as Democrats, and that the political party elects more women in comparison to Republicans.
4. These women being featured are those who have worked hard to get where they are despite the challenges they faced. These articles confirm the writers' claims, and further strengthen their arguments.

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