In 1984 Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale named Representative Geraldine Ferraro from Queens, New York, as his running mate.
She was the first woman to be nominated as a vice presidential candidate for one of the main political parties.
After the MondaleFerraro ticket lost, Ferraro wrote a book about her experience. She said she wanted people to vote for her “because they thought I would make the best Vice President.”
But she also said that “I ran as a woman, and brought a different perspective.”