State Legislatures

Facts

Women in State Legislatures 2017

State by state listing and ranking of numbers and percentages of women in state legislative office.


Women in State Legislative Leadership 2017

Listing of women in leadership positions in state senates and state houses and ranking of percentage of women holding leadership postions by state.


Women State Legislative Committee Chairs 2017

Numbers and percentage of women state legislative committee chairs by state.


Women in State Legislatures 1975-2016

State by state listing of numbers and percentages of women elected to state legislatures for 1975 through 2014.


Fact Sheet Archive on Women in State Legislatures by Year (1975-2016)

Women Candidates and Winners in State Legislative Races - Historical Summary

Year-by-Year Candidates and Election Results (1996-2016)

Research

Findings at a Glance: Impact of Women in Public Office

Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 8 pages
 

A summary report on the information from the Impact of Women in Public Office series. 

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Impact of Women Public Officials
State Legislature

Reshaping the Agenda: Women in State Legislatures

by Debra L. Dodson and Susan J. Carroll
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 122 pages

This report examines gender differences among state legislators in their policy views, actions, and perspectives on the legislative process. 

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Impact of Women Public Officials
State Legislature

Gender and Policymaking: Studies of Women in Office

Ed. Debra L. Dodson 
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 133 pages

This collection of essays investigates the impact of elected and appointed women officeholders at the local, state, and national levels.

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Impact of Women Public Officials
Women Political Appointees
Congress
State Legislature
Local

Women, Black, and Hispanic State Elected Leaders: The 1990 Symposium on the State of the States

Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
1991, 106 pages

In December 1990, more than sixty statewide officials, state legislators, other practitioners and scholars gathered for the fourth annual State of the States symposium. The symposium focused on the problems and possibilities that exist for women, Black and Hispanic elected officials. Issues discussed included campaigning and elections, changing political institutions, shaping state policy, and achieving leadership positions. Workshop summaries and participating scholars' papers are included in the report. 

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Candidates and Campaigns
Impact of Women Public Officials
Women of Color in Politics
Statewide Executive
State Legislature

Women in Legislative Leadership: Report from a Conference

Center for American Women and Politics, 1986, 73 pages

A report from CAWP's first conference for women holding legislative leadership positions, including committee chairs, held in November of 1985 in New Jersey. 

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State Legislature

Women State Legislators: Report from a Conference

Center for American Women and Politics, 1982, 102 pages 
 

A report from CAWP's second conference for women state legislators, held in June 1982 on Cape Cod under a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. A central focus of the conference was women's legislative caucuses and other ways for women to work together.

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State Legislature

Profile of Women Holding Office II

by Marilyn Johnson and Susan Carroll with Kathy Stanwick and Lynn Korenblit
Center for American Women and Politics, 1978, 71 pages

CAWP produced the first-ever directories of U.S. elected women, who were surveyed in 1975 and 1977. The directories included names, addresses and background data. Each directory included a statistical essay, also published as stand-alone documents, examining the numbers, personal characteristics, political backgrounds, issue orientations, and ambitions of women in federal, state, county, and local government as reported in the surveys. 

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CAWP Scholar
Research
Congress
Statewide Executive
State Legislature
Local

Profile of Women Holding Office I

by Marilyn Johnson and Kathy Stanwick
Center for American Women and Politics, 1976, 37 pages
 

CAWP produced the first-ever directories of U.S. elected women, who were surveyed in 1975 and 1977. The directories included names, addresses and background data. Each directory included a statistical essay, also published as stand-alone documents, examining the numbers, personal characteristics, political backgrounds, issue orientations, and ambitions of women in federal, state, county, and local government as reported in the surveys. 

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CAWP Scholar
Research
Congress
Statewide Executive
State Legislature
Local

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