By Melanie Sturgeon


On July 23, 1914, Frances Willard Munds (b. 1866 - d. 1948) announced that she would seek nomination for state senator from Yavapai County. This would not have been possible without her dedicated efforts as the leader of the Votes for Women campaign granting Arizona women, in 1912, not only the right to vote but also to run for elected office. This was eight years before the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

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