She is the Better Man



A state senate race for the ages: a young doctor named Martha Hughes Cannon runs in a crowded field to join the very first Senate in the state of Utah. She runs against her husband, Angus, against Utah’s preeminent suffragist, Emmeline B. Wells, and against seven other men. When she wins, she is the first woman elected to a state senate in the U.S. Host Dianna Douglas tells us about how Martha Hughes Cannon and the other women who won public office in the early 1900s still influence Utah today.