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1970: Year of the woman in politics


January 29, 2020

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Don Bonner's political ad made it clear he was 'The Man' in the 1970 election.

Their names are long forgotten, at least in Clovis' political circles.

But they laid the groundwork for other women to become active in city government.

Phyllis Wood, Tommy L. Turner and Lela Bainum were all making headlines 50 years ago as they w...

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