Did you know that March is Women’s History Month?
The goal of celebrating Women’s History Month is to remember and reflect on the impact women have made to culture, society, science, politics and the environment. Over the course of history there have been many trailblazing women who have made lasting impacts.
Did you also know that Marilyn Gillette, our County Clerk, is the first female Clerk Tooele County has had? Tooele City also has its first female mayor, Debbie Winn.
We in the Clerk’s Office also recently celebrated the 100 years of Women’s Right to Vote — Women’s Suffrage) — with the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 18, 2020.
Utah had its first woman vote in 1870. This woman was named Seraph Young Ford. She may not have known at the time, but she led the way for many to follow. The stories of Women’s Suffrage and Seraph Young Ford are fascinating and I encourage readers who are interested to learn more.
We’ve only just begun!
Tenille Tingey is the Tooele County Chief Deputy Clerk.