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  51 years ago, she became mayor. Today she hopes a woman will become president
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News DateMonday, November 7, 2016 07:45:00 AM UTC0:0
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Fifty-one years ago, Norma O. Walker helped shatter the municipal glass ceiling by becoming one of the first women elected mayor of an American city with a population of more than 60,000.

On Tuesday, she's hoping that final glass ceiling will give.

Walker now lives in the Beaverton area with her daughter, Allison Payne. But in 1965, she was 37 and living in Aurora, Colorado.

"It was a fluke that I won," Walker said modestly.

Days before the election, then Aurora Mayor Robert Fennig withdrew from the three-way race because of health issues. The incumbent threw his support behind Walker, who went on to beat Councilman J. Tracy Whitaker for the mayoral seat with a vote of 2,886 to 2,398.
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