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’10 Alumna Appears on TIME Cover Story about Women in Politics

TIME magazine cover, with alumna Rachel Fingles, January 2018

January 19, 2018

A TIME magazine cover story about the dramatic increase in the number of women seeking elected office in the aftermath of last year’s Women’s March features alumna Rachel Fingles.

The article explores an unprecedented surge of women candidates – chiefly Democrats – who are running for public office at all levels of government since Donald Trump was inaugurated.

Fingles, ’10, a divorce attorney in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, who was elected to the Bensalem Township School Board in November 2017, appears on the cover of the Jan. 29 issue.

Rachel (Mueller) Fingles, '10The alumna was one of three Bucks County Democrats who flipped three school board seats in Republican-dominant Bensalem, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Jan. 18.

The election gave women a 7-2 advantage on the board and narrowed the Democrats' 8-1 minority to 5-4, Fingles told The Inquirer.

“There is really something to be said for what is going on right now,” she said.