Women in Statewide Executive Elective Office

Facts

Women in Statewide Elected Executive Office 2017

Current women serving in statewide elective executive offices. 


History of Women Governors 

List of women who have been governors.


History of Women in Statewide Elected Executive Office (1969-current)

Summary of numbers of women and party breakdown. 

 

Fact Sheet Archive on Women in Statewide Elected Executive Office (2002-2014)

Research

Women Appointed to State Government: A Comparison with All State Appointees

by Susan J. Carroll and Barbara Geiger-Parker 
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
1983, 119 pages

This study examines appointed state cabinet-level officials. Based on data collected through telephone surveys, it compares the first-ever national profile of women in state cabinets to a profile of a sample of all appointees.

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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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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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