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Local GOP puts focus on female political involvement

As is, just two of the 16 mayors leading Weber County's varied locales are female. Likewise, of the 10 lawmakers representing the county in the Utah Senate and Utah House, just two are women. Lorraine Brown, though, aims to change that. The Ogden lawyer has taken over as president of Weber County Republican Women and one of her goals is to prod more women to get involved in civic matters and run for office. "When women come to the table, things are done differently," Brown said. It's not necessarily a Democrat-Republican thing for her, she said. Her broad aim is to encourage women to ...