State program aiming to get women in office
Chelsa Wagner knows that being a woman in a field where men “tend to groom replacements for themselves” can present challenges.
One of Pittsburgh’s first women to be elected to a full term in the state House, Wagner officially leaves behind that job in Harrisburg when she is inaugurated today as Allegheny County’s first female controller.
“You can’t change the nature of the game,” said Wagner, a Beechview Democrat. “You have to figure out how to run within it.”