A Pioneer for Women in Politics: She Persists

During a time when it was rare for women to seek office, Jo Ann Davidson ran for city council in 1965. Even though she lost her first election, this was the start of a remarkable career in public service that eventually led her to the Ohio House of Representatives.

From College DJ to King County's Coalition Builder

Seattle born and raised, Dow Constantine serves over 2 million people as Executive of King County.

Plano's Jobs Mayor: Cars, Planes, and Throwing Boxes

Haitian born mayor Harry LaRosiliere is now serving his second term of a city of a quarter million people, which has attracted the likes of Toyota, FedEx, and Boeing.

From Wall Street to City Hall: The Woman Who Shocked Philadelphia Politics

Rebecca Rhynhart ousted a three-term incumbent to become the city’s first female controller.

The Future Is Here, and It's Not Scary

One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.

The Comeback Queen of State Politics

Toi Hutchinson lost her first election. Then she thought bigger.

The Mayors Changing Local Government's Status Quo

They're bringing new perspectives and ideas.

GovTech360: Expensive Hacks, Better Bathrooms and GT Abroad

On this episode of GovTech360, a postmortem on Baltimore’s costly cybersecurity fail; a startup with a better way to find a public bathroom; and a first-person preview of GovTech’s adventures in China.

Chris Castro Wants You to Rethink Government and the Environment

His approach to sustainability is bolder than most.

GovTech360 Data Dive: The Changing Face of Government CIOs

GT editors looked at data on more than 200 state chief information officers to find out average tenure, gender balance and what their resumes have in common. Tune in for our insights on surprises hiding in the data.

Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Is Unapologetic

The first African-American woman to lead Cook County's State's Attorney's Office talks about how she's making it more transparent and where her confidence comes from.

GovTech360: Blockchain, Broadband from Space and Biased AI

In this episode of GovTech360, the Rapid Round format offers quick hits on a new blockchain hire for Colorado; a space-based solution to rural broadband; and a new, gender-neutral take on virtual assistants.

GovTech360: Agile Millennials and American-Style Privacy

The debut episode of GovTech360 features two GT Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. We talk to Nebraska Chief Information Officer Ed Toner and Seattle Chief Privacy Officer Ginger Armbruster about their award-winning work.

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SXSW 2019: Hear Gov Tech Startup Founders Pitch the Mayors

For the fifth year, a group of mayors at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, played 'shark' as they judged a handful of civic-minded startups that sought to solve hard city problems.

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The Tech Companies Helping Government Meet Its Mission

The fourth annual GovTech 100 list will be released this week.

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A Cautionary Tale for the Newly Elected

By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib
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Year of the Woman? Not So Fast.

An expert on women in politics dissects the 2018 midterms.

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Pregnant, With Twins, on the Campaign Trail

Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.

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Can Free Money Make Up for Widescale Job Loss?

Faced with the prospect of up to a third of jobs being eliminated by automation in the next decade, governments are taking another look at Universal Basic Income.

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'This Was a Concerted Effort to, Dare I Say, Keep a Black Woman Down'

St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones reflects on her loss in the mayor's race and what she's been doing since.

 

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