County Update: Commissioner Becky Fast shares thoughts on centennial of women gaining right to vote

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We provide members of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners the opportunity to share periodic updates on what issues are catching their attention. This week, we have a column from District 1 Commissioner Becky Fast, whose district covers northeast Johnson County.

August 26 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment signed into law granting women the right to vote, known as women’s suffrage. As we celebrate this historic day, I am deeply honored to stand on the shoulders of the courageous women who fought for this right. Since Johnson County’s formation in 1855, only ten women (including Commissioner Hanzlick and myself) have served on the Board of County Commissioners.