as·​sem·​bly·​wom·​an | \ -ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce assemblywoman (audio) \

Definition of assemblywoman

: a woman who is a member of an assembly

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An earlier version of this article incorrectly described her as an assemblywoman for the state legislature. Jeffrey T. Lewis, WSJ, "Death Toll in Brazilian Mining-Dam Disaster Jumps to 34," 26 Jan. 2019 In the race for the open seat in the Orange County 39th District, Republican candidates—led by former assemblywoman and rising star Young Kim —received a combined 54.1% while Democrats took 44.2%, giving the GOP a 9.9-point margin. Karl Rove, WSJ, "Will the ‘Blue Wave’ Break in California?," 6 June 2018 Democrat Lori Saldaña, a former assemblywoman, raised $16,744 and has $726 left. Joshua Stewart,, "County campaigns report donors just before vote-by-mail ballots ship," 27 Apr. 2018 But the breakthrough came when Nzali found a braid-wearing assemblywoman in North Jersey who agreed to sponsor legislation to help. Jan Hefler,, "$18,000 in tuition and 1,200 hours of study for a license to braid hair? New Jersey lawmakers say no," 13 July 2018 Harkey, a former assemblywoman, is now on the state Board of Equalization. John Wildermuth,, "National GOP aids candidates in tight California House races," 29 June 2018 Operatives in Southern California believe Kim, a former state assemblywoman, will finish in first or second place in the June 5 primary, assuring her a spot on the November ballot. Dan Merica, CNN, "Republicans, Democrats see Asian Americans as key to victory in Southern California," 2 June 2018 In the northern Orange County district now held by retiring GOP Rep. Ed Royce, the AP declared the top vote-getter was Republican Young Kim, a former assemblywoman who was backed by Mr. Royce. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "California Democrats on Track to Advance in Key Races for House Control," 6 June 2018 The former three-term assemblywoman has received the most support from outside money, campaign reports show, much of it from a breakaway labor group called the San Diego Working Families Council. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Fletcher lashes out at Saldaña for alleged alliance with conservatives," 2 June 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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: a woman who is a member of a legislative assembly

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