Mrs. Margaret Howe holds the emblem representing the Oregon delegation at a women's suffrage parade in 1913 in Washington DC. At this march/ parade, the women held banners representing states that already had women's suffrage. Oregon women obtained the right to vote in 1912.
Laura Stockton Starcher, who was elected mayor of the town of Umatilla, Oregon on December 5, 1916. She defeated the incumbent, her husband E. E. Starcher, by a vote of twenty-six to eight, with write-in votes In addition to Laura Starcher, Umatilla voters also elected women to take over four town council seats and the posts of recorder and treasurer. Only two men retained elective office as town councilors.