Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership

FEMALE CANDIDATES 
FOR VICE-PRESIDENT

1880-2000

This is a list of women who stood for the post of vice-President without being elected. Listed are also current candidates, who, if they get elected will be moved to the Vice-Presidents page


1884 Marietta Lizzie Bell Stow, United States of America
She was the running-mate of
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood of the The Equal Rights party.


1924 Sarah Hughes, United States of America
In 1924 the National Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) ran a bipartisan 'woman for vice-President. In 1952 she and India Edwards were proposed as Democratic Vice Presidential candidates. Both withdrew their names before the balloting so the choice of Presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson, Senator Estes Kefauver, could be nominated by acclamation. India Edwards was director of the Women's  Division of the Democratic National Committee and vice-chair of the main DNC (1950-56).


1924 Nominated for Vice-President of the Democratic ticket Lena Jones Sporing, United States of America
She received 38 votes.


1928 Nellie Tayloe Ross, United States of America
Received 31 votes. 1925-27 Governor of Wyoming. 1929-33 Deputy Chairperson of the National Democratic Committee. 1933-43 Director of US Mint. She lived (1876-1977).


1928 Marie Caroline Brehm, United States of America
Prohibition Party.


1932 Florence Garvin, United States of America
National candidate for Vice President of the United States. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware in 1924.


1948 Grace Carlson, United States of America
Socialist Workers Party
.


1948 Felicia Santizo, Panama
Indepependent Candidate for the position of Second Vice-President.


1948 Clara González de Berhinger, Panama
For the Post of Second Vice-President. She was one of the founders of  Partido Nacional Feminista in 1923 and founded the Unión Nacional de Mujeres in 1944. Vice-Minister of Labor, Social Security and Public Health 1945-46 and President of the Children's Court 1951-1965. She lived (1900-1999).


1951 Alcira de la Peña, Argentina
Candidate for the Communist Party.


1952 Charlotte Basss, United States of America
Progressive Party Candidate (First female black candidate).


1952 Vivian Kellums, United States of America
Constitution Party Candidate


1952 Myra Tanner, United States of America
1956 ditto
1960 ditto
Socialist Workers’ Party


1954 Yun Young Sim, South Korea
In 1954. In 1960 she was Presidential  candidate.  


1956 and 1960 Georgia Cozzini, United States of America
Socialist Labor Party.


1956 Anne Marie Yezo, United States of America
American Third Party


1958 Ana María Zaefferer de Goyeneche, Argentina
Former diplomat. Candidate of the Partido Cívico Independiente.


1962 Josefina Padilla Deschamps, Dominican Republic
Candidate of the
Partido Revolucionario Social Cristiano.


1968 Charlene Mitchell, United States of America
Communist Party.



1972 Genevieve Gunderson, United States of America
Socialist Labor Party.


1972 Frances Farenthold, United States of America
She sought the nomination for Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate and finished second in the balloting, receiving 400 votes.


1972 Theodora (Tonie) Nathan, United States of America
For the Libertarian in 1972. In January she became the first woman in US History to receive an electoral vote in the Electoral College, and also making her the first Jewish person to receive an electoral vote and to gain a nomination to run as Vice-President.


1973 Nora Sciappone, Argentinia


1976, 1980 and 1984 Angela Yvonne Davis, United States of America
Ran for vice-President alongside Communist Presidential candidate Gus Hall in both the 1980 and 1984 elections. Today, Angela Davis remains an advocate of penal reform and a staunch opponent of racism and classism in the Justice System.(b.1944-)


1976 Connie Blomen, United States of America
Socialist Labour Party Candidate.


1976 and 1992 Willie Mae Reid, United States of America
Black candidate for the Socialist Workers Party. She also ran as candidate for Mayor of Chicargo in 1975.


1979 Merciendas de Chamorro, Nicaragua.


1980 Eileen M. Shearer, United States of America
Candidate for American Independent Party.


1980 LaDonna Harris, United States of America
Candidate for Citizen’s Party in United States of America in 1980. Married to ex-senator Fred Harris of Oklahoma.


1980 Sister Diane Drumfenbroek, United States of America
Socialist Party Candidate.  


1980 Gavrielle Holmes, United States of America
Four years later she was Presidential Candidate with Gloria E. LaRiva as running-mate.


1980 Mathilde Zimmermann, United States of America
Socialist Workers Party Candidate.  



1980 Elizabeth Cervantes Barron, United States of America
Running mate of Maureen Smith of the Peace & Freedom Party.


1983 Catelina R. de Guagnini, Argentina


1984 Geraldine Ferraro, United States of America
Democratic running mate of Walter F. Mondale. The ticket received 13 electoral votes. Member of the House of Representatives 1978-84, lost primaries for a Senate seat in 1992 and 1998, Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission 1993-96. She lived (1935-2011).


1984 Maureen Kennedy Salman, United States of America
Candidate for Populist Party.


1984, 1988, 1996, 2000 Gloria E. LaRiva, United States of America
Presidential Candidate in 1992 and 2008. In 1984 she was the running-mate of Gavrielle Holmes.


1984 Andrea Gonzales, United States of America
Socialist Workers Party.


1984 and 1988 Helen Betty Halyard, United States of America
Workers League / Socialist Equality Party. Presidential candidate in 1992.


1984 Nancy Ross, United States of America
Alliance Party


1984. Carmen Miro' Gandásegui, Panama
Candidate for the post of Second Vice-President. Economist, demographer and investigator.


1985 Dora Narres Vildivia de Castillo, Perú


1988 Vikki Murdock, United States of America
Peace & Freedom Party.


1988 Kathleen Mickells, United States of America
Socialist Workers Party
.


1988 Debra Freeman, United States of America
Running mate of Lyndon H. LaRouche, National Economic Reconstruction


1988 Joan Andrews, United States of America
Right to Life Party


1988 Teresa Minuche, Ecuador


1989 Sonia Gonzales de Mandita, Honduras


1989 Lia Victoria Mendez, Argentina


1989 María Cristina Guzmán, Argentina
Former ambasador to Organization of American States (OAS) and UNESCO. MP in 1987-99. Candidate of the Confederación Federalista Independiente.


1990 Rhina Cordoba, Nicaragua  


1991/99 Marín Correra Delgado, Panama
She was Mayor of Panama City 1991-99 and (b. 1935-)


1992 and 2004 Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi, Palau
Minister of Administration and Budget
1989-96,
Senator and Floor Leader 1996-2001, Vice-President 2001-05, Minister for Administration in 2001 and since 2001 Minister of Health
 


1992 Nancy Lord, United States of America
Candidate for the Libertarian Party


1992 Asiba Tupahache, United States of America
A Native American she was candidate for the Peace & Freedom Party.


1992 Barbara Garson, United States of America
Socialist Labor Party


1992 Maria Elizabeth Munez, United States of America
Candidate for the New Alliance Party in 1992 - Leonora B. Fulani was Presidential Candidate.


1992 Debra Hanania Freeman, United States of America
Running mate of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Independent


1992 Estelle DeBates, United States of America
Running mate of James MacWarren, Socialist Workers Party


1992 Doris Feime, United States of America
Running mate of Robert J. Smith, American Party


1994 Morisin Villalaz de Arias, Panama
In 1994 there were
3 female candidates for President and vice-President in the country.


1994 Julia Suira, Panama
C
andidate for the post of Second Vice-President for Partido Panameñista Doctrinario (PPD).


1994 and 2002 Maria Marta Concepción de Villadores Mendoza, El Salvador
Circa 1985-94 Leader of Partido Revolucionaro de los Trabajadores Centroamericano under the alias of Commandora Nilia Díaz and in both In 1994 and 2002 Vice-Presidential Candidate for FMLM.


1995 and 2003 Liliana Beatriz Ambrosio, Argentina
Candidate of Partido Humanista. In 1995 she was running-mate of Lia Victoria Mendez.


1995 Silvia Díaz, Argentina
Candidate of Movimiento Socialista de los Trabajadores.


1995 Graciela Molle, Argentina
Candidate of Frente de Unidad Trabajadora


1995 Irma Anognazzi, Argentina
Candidate of Movimiento Popular Democrático Antiimperialista.


1996 Rosanna Visonessa, Ecuador


1996 Mariel Gassó, Dominican Republic


1996 and 2000 Winona LaDuke, United States of America
Running mate of Ralph Nader of the Green party. She is a Native American
/Jewis. 2004 unsuccessful Primary Candidate within the Green Party for the post of Presidential Candidate.


1996 Kate McClatchy, United States of America
Running mate of Marsha Feinland of the Peace & Freedom Party.


1996 Laura Garza, United States of America
Socialist Workers Party.


1996 Joanne M. Jorgensen, United States of America
Running mate of Harry Browne, Libertarian Party


1996 Rosemary Guimarra, United States of America
Running mate of Charles E. Collins, Independent


1996 Rachel B. Kelly, United States of America
Running mate of Earl F. Dodge, Prohibition Party



1996 Shirley Jean Masters, United States of America
Running mate of Isabell Masters, Looking Back Party
 


1996 Irna Gergieva Bokova, Bulgaria 
Acting Foreign Minister 1996-97 and a candidate in 1996 for the Socialists.


1996 Iskara Yaneva Atanasova, Bulgaria
The Communist candidate - the Presidential candidate was Vera Ilieva.  


1996 Rumyana Yakimova, Bulgaria


1996 Dimitrina Nikolavea Vuldjeva, Bulgaria


1996 Wang Ching-feng, Taiwan


1997 Shiela Holda, Guyana
Candidate for the Post of First Vice-President


1997 Nanda Gopaul, Guyana
Candidate for the Post of Vice-President and Prime Minister.


1997 Cecelia Goffa-Duoe, Liberia
A Baptist preacher, she
run for the All Liberian Coalition Party.


 

1997 Esther Hodge, Liberia

Candidate of the People's Democratic Party of Liberia.


1998 Sonia Montaño Ferrufino, Bolivia  


1998 Rose Marie Karpinsky de Morillo, Costa Rica
For post of 1. Vice-President on the ticket of the Liberal Party. 


1998 Joyce Zurcher Blen, Costa Rica
For post of 2. Vice-President on the ticket of the Liberal Party. The two vice-President elected were both women.


1998 and 2002 Ligia María Arias Rodríguez, Costa Rica
Candidate for the post of first Vice-President for Partido Nacional Independiente. In 2002 she was candidate for the post of first Vice-President for Patriótico Nacional.


1998 Leda García Pérez, Costa Rica
She was c
andidate for the post of first Vice-President for Partido Independiente. She was running mate of Yolanda Gutiérrez Ventura.


1998 Rafaelita Dobles Hidalgo, Costa Rica
Candidate for the post of second Vice-President for Partido Independiente. She was running mate of Yolanda Gutiérrez Ventura.


1998 Ana Cecilia Jiménez Arce, Costa Rica
C
andidate for the post of first Vice-President for Partido Pueblo Unido. She was running mate of Norma Vargas Duarte.


1998 Alcira Castillo Martínez, Costa Rica
Candidate for the post of first Vice-President for Partido Fuerza Democrática.


1998 Odalía Calderón Solano, Costa Rica
Candidate for the post of second Vice-President for Partido Fuerza Democrática.


1998 Patricia Odio Iglesias, Costa Rica
Candidate for the post of first Vice-President for Partido Movimiento Libertario.


1998 Ana Rita Cañas Ruiz, Costa Rica
Candidate for the post of first Vice-President for Partido Integración Nacional.


1998 Ana María Pérez Granados, Costa Rica
C
andidate for the post of second Vice-President for Partido Demócrata. Secretary of Partido Demócrata.


1998 María Anita Harvey Chavarría, Costa Rica
Candidate for the post of second Vice-President for Nuevo Partido Democrático.


1998 Margarita Alvarado Obregón, Costa Rica
Candidate for the post of first Vice-President for Partido Renovación Costarricense.


1998 Guyón Holt Massey Mora, Costa Rica
Gender uncertain.
Candidate for the post of second Vice-President for Partido Renovación Costarricense.


1999 Febbie Nyrenda, Malawi
Also known as Bingu wa Mutharika


1998 Marylin P. Gómez Aguedo, Colombia


1998 Dr. María Emma Mejía Vélez de Caballero, Colombia
Ambassador to Spain 1993-95 and 1995-96 Minister of Education, 1996-98 Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1998 Vice-Presidential Candidate. 2000 Candidate for Mayor of Bogotá and later Ambassador to a number of UN Organisations. (b. 1953-).


1998 Irene Morada Santiago, The Philippines


1998 Veronica Lasaca Tongol, The Philippines


1998 Aquiliza (Sally) Batulan Gabato, The Philippines


1998 and 2006 Annette Georges, The Seychelles
Leader of the United Opposition Party Party
1992-95 and Party Treasurer since 1995 (the party has been renamed Seychelles National Party). Member of the National Assembly since 2004. (b. 1957-).


1999 Raquel Baldón, Guatemala


1999 Arabella Castro Quiñonez, Guatemala
President of the Parliament 1994-95 and 1997-98.


1999 Haydée Raquel Blandón Sandoval, Guatemala


1999 Maria Marta Valldares, El Salvador
Better known by her alias Commandante Nidia Diaz  


1999 Ester Neira de Calero, Panama


1999 Irene Fernanda Herrera, Argentina
Candidate of Union  Popular, Partido Autonomista (distri
ct Santa Fe)


1999 Amelia Slikas Rearte, Argentina
Candidate of Partido Socialista Autentico


1999 Febbie Nyinende, Malawi


Last update 28.03.11

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