Monday, July 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Trend or coincidence?

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From page A4 | November 12, 2012 |

One of the more remarkable results of the Nov. 6 election was the fact that the two candidates the voters of Placerville chose for two open City Council seats were both women. When they take office next month there will be one male city council member left.

The election outcome may be mere coincidence since two out of three city candidates were women. But the forthcoming makeup of the council is definitely a trend. Before the late 1970s the Placerville City Council had been all male. Now many of the downtown business owners are women, which reminds us how pleased we are to see an experienced business owner like Carol Patton join the three other business owners on the council.

This town has a history of women in leadership roles. We point to our own business, the Mountain Democrat. Bine Ingham was editor and publisher from 1889 to 1894. Then in 1902 Mollie Carpenter took over from her dad, Galusha Carpenter. In 1910 Mollie and Bine were co-publishers until 1921 when Ingham died. Bine Ingham worked 42 years for the Mountain Democrat, a record that has not been exceeded. She came to work as a young girl, riding a horse from Coloma, and ended up in the era of automobiles, telephones, radios and refrigerators. Mollie Carpenter died a year later, 1922. The duo were clearly close friends. Together they sang for weddings and funerals.

Then again in 1978 Ursula Smith became editor, holding that position until her retirement in 1986.

Two other leaders in our business are Noel Stack, who is managing editor of Village Life and Rebecca Murphy, managing editor of the Georgetown Gazette. They are among the best in the business. We have to stop there or we’ll have to mention all the women who have served on the Board of Supervisors and run county departments.

The new City Council may look different from the past, but it will certainly be one of the most highly qualified and competent councils. We look forward to it working for the betterment of Placerville.

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