Professor Emeritus Palmer Quoted in Governing Article on Female Politicians

Kenneth Palmer, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Governing magazine article that looks at why there aren’t more female governors. In some states, like Maine, Congress is a more attractive office to run for than governor, according to the article. Maine’s small size and powerful state legislature “make it possible for strong women candidates to move directly from the legislature to the Congress, with the governorship less relevant as a career route,” Palmer said.