Getting Political: Stories of a Woman Mayor


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At the age of fifty-four, Joan Darrah was elected mayor of Stockton, California, a city of a quarter of a million people located in the middle of California's huge Central Valley. She had never held elective office. She had not even been to many city council meetings before she declared her candidacy. The product of a conservative business family, the sorority scene at the University of California, Berkeley, and the somewhat genteel world of Junior Aid and the United Way, Darrah, a committed Democrat, soon discovered she ...

Getting Political: Stories of a Woman Mayor 2002, Quill Driver Books

ISBN-13: 9781884956300

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