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"A Man's World"
The Honorable Linda Smith reflects on the challenges faced by women in politics when she served in the state legislature and in Congress.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
"A Man's World"
"A Man's World"
Advice for Aspiring Politicians
The Honorable Linda Smith offers advice to women considering running for public office.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
Advice for Aspiring Politicians
Advice for Aspiring Politicians
District Challenges
The Honorable Linda Smith describes the challenges she faced in representing her congressional district.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
District Challenges
District Challenges
Helping Hand
The Honorable Linda Smith shares an example of how colleagues can help one another away from the public spotlight.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
Helping Hand
Helping Hand
Lessons Learned
The Honorable Linda Smith reveals some of the lessons she learned from her service in the Washington state legislature.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned
Powerful Allies
The Honorable Linda Smith explains how her opposition to abortion helped her gain influential allies in the House.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
Powerful Allies
Powerful Allies
Spontaneous Candidacy
The Honorable Linda Smith recalls the spontaneous nature of her 1994 write-in campaign for Congress.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
Spontaneous Candidacy
Spontaneous Candidacy
"Trickle Effect"
The Honorable Linda Smith describes the one commercial she used in her first congressional campaign.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
"Trickle Effect"
"Trickle Effect"
"We're Very Powerful"
The Honorable Linda Smith recalls the effectiveness of collective efforts by women to combat problems like domestic violence.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
"We're Very Powerful"
"We're Very Powerful"
Women Pathbreakers
The Honorable Linda Smith recalls how she fought for equal access to facilities for women members in the Washington state legislature.
The Honorable Linda Smith, U.S. Representative of Washington
Women Pathbreakers
Women Pathbreakers