Picturing the Past: A Brief History Of Women In Transylvania Politics- Brevard NC


Last updated 3/16/2020 at 4:54pm

In 1921, women were appointed to serve on rural school boards at Blantyre, Davidson River, East Fork, Island Ford and (pictured) Selica. (Courtesy photo)

In April 1922, Roxie Dunn announced that she was running on the Democratic ticket for county treasurer. In his endorsement, Oat Bryson stated, "Much has been said about the desirability of the woman voter, if we have the women voter, logically we must have the woman office holder."

Although Dunn was defeated in the primary by Ed Paxton Jr. she did make history as the first women in Transylvania County to run for a political office.

During this time period the Democratic Party held a primary in Transylvania County, however the Republican Party nominated candidates for the general election....

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