Woman Running to be First Female Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada
Debra Gauthier, a 20-year police veteran, is currently campaigning to be the first woman Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada. She is running for the position on a platform that stresses police reform through the elimination of the “good old boys” network. In a recent interview with Las Vegas City Life, Gauthier championed the positive contribution that women make to policing, saying “women don’t rely on brute force,” instead using “technique and communication.” Gauthier underscored a need to change police recruitment policies, and to weed out men with aggressive tendencies who are often drawn to policing for the wrong reasons. She also hopes to disqualify all candidates with histories of violent behavior from being hired as police officers.
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .