Amal Elbakhar

Amal Elbakhar

She Should Run, DC, USA
Amal Elbakhar

Using a political science framework, Amal examined the successes and challenges women face when running for State Attorneys General, including the impact of exhibiting ambition to the different campaign techniques used

A State Attorney General is the chief legal advisor and enforcement officer for the state government and its citizens. Despite the extraordinary importance of this role in our justice system, research on female candidates for State Attorneys General has been minimal. This non-partisan project examined the state of female candidates and elected State Attorneys General in order to determine: (1) the current representation of females in State Attorneys General roles; (2) how women act on their ambition to enter and become State Attorneys General; (3) how female candidates run their campaigns and what obstacles they face compared to their male counterparts.

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