DENVER (AP) -- Female lawmakers in Colorado are donning antique hats and giving out cupcakes to mark 100 years since the election of Colorado's first female state senator.
Helen Ring Robinson was elected in 1912 as a Democrat from Denver.
Ring was elected was 19 years after women earned the right to vote in Colorado, but eight years before women nationwide earned suffrage.
Four women were elected to the Colorado House in 1894.
Colorado's state Legislature currently has the highest percentage of women in any state.
The Legislature is 40 percent female - 17 female senators and 23 female House members.
Friday's celebration is being marked by female lawmakers wearing period hats and sharing cupcakes.
(COPYRIGHT 2012 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus