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Governors

Education for a Crumbling Nation

One of my biggest problems with Christie has to do with his education policies. As governor, Christie has brought many changes to the New Jersey education system. Overall, his policies tend to benefit families that send their children to private, parochial, or charter schools, and to take money away from districts that need more school supplies, classrooms, and teachers. 

Linda Lingle

Linda Lingle became the second Jewish woman to be elected a US governor when she became governor of Hawai’i in 2002.

Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein made a career of political firsts, as first female gubernatorial candidate and first female senator for the state of California.

Madeleine Kunin

Madeline Kunin broke ground as the first woman governor of Vermont and the only woman to serve three terms as governor before making history again as ambassador to Switzerland, facilitating compensation from Swiss banks to Holocaust survivors.

Madeleine Kunin

Madeleine Kunin was born in Switzerland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1940. She began her political career as a state legislator, and then became the first woman Governor of her home state, Vermont. She is the only woman to have served three terms as governor of a state.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Governors." (Viewed on December 12, 2017) <https://jwa.org/tags/governors>.

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