Connecticut

U.S. Congress (Total Seats: 2 U.S. Senators, 5 U.S. Representatives)
Elizabeth Esty (D) U.S. Representative 2013-present
Rosa L. DeLauro (D) U.S. Representative 1991-present
Nancy L. Johnson (R) U.S. Representative 1983-2007
Barbara B. Kennelly (D)1 U.S. Representative 1982-1999
Ella T. Grasso (D) U.S. Representative 1971-1975
Chase Going Woodhouse (D) U.S. Representative 1945-1947; 1949-1951
Clare Boothe Luce (R) U.S. Representative 1943-1947
  1. Kennelly initially won a special election to fill a vacancy; she was subsequently re-elected.
Statewide Elective Executives (Total Positions: 6)
Nancy Wyman (D) Lieutenant Governor 2011-present
Denise Merrill (D) Secretary of State 2011-present
Denise Nappier (D) State Treasurer 1999-present
M. Jodi Rell (R)1 Governor 2004-2011
Susan Bysiewicz (D) Secretary of State 1999-2011
Nancy Wyman (D) State Comptroller 1995-2011
M. Jodi Rell (R) Lt. Governor 1995-2004
Eunice Groark (ACP)* Lt. Governor 1991-1995
Pauline Kezer (R) Secretary of State 1991-1995
Clarine Nardie Riddle (D)2 Attorney General 1988-1990
Julia H. Tashjian (D) Secretary of State 1983-1991
Maura Melley (D)3 Secretary of State 1982-1983
Barbara Kennelly (D)4 Secretary of State 1979-1982
Ella T. Grasso (D)5 Governor 1975-1980
Gloria Shaffer (D) Secretary of State 1971-1978
Ella T. Grasso (D) Secretary of State 1959-1970
Mildred P. Allen (R) Secretary of State 1955-1958
Alice K. Leopold (R)6 Secretary of State 1951-1953
Winifred McDonald (D) Secretary of State 1949-1950
Francis Burke Redick (R) Secretary of State 1943-1944; 1947-1948
Chase Going Woodhouse (D) Secretary of State 1941-1942
Sara B. Crawford (R) Secretary of State 1939-1940
  1. Rell became governor when her predecessor resigned; she was elected to a full term in 2006.
  2. Riddle was appointed to fill a vacancy.
  3. Melley was appointed to fill a vacancy.
  4. Kennelly was first elected in a special election to fill a vacancy. She resigned in January 1982 to assume her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  5. Grasso was the first woman governor to be elected in her own right.
  6. Leopold resigned in November 1953.

* ACP= A Connecticut Party


State Legislature
Year State
Rank
 

Senate
Total
Women/
Total
Senate
 

House
Total
Women/
Total
House
Total
Women/
Total
Legis.
 
%
Total
Women
D R D R
2017 19 7 2 9/ 36 21 22 43/ 151 52/ 187 27.8
2016 16 8 1 9/ 36 24 19 43/ 151 52/ 187 27.8
2015 15 8 1 9/ 36 25 19 44/ 151 53/ 187 28.3
2014 13 7 1 8/ 36 29 18 47/ 151 55/ 187 29.4
2013 11 8 1 9/ 36 29 17 46/ 151 55/ 187 29.4
2012 9 8 1 9/ 36 32 15 47/ 151 56/ 187 29.9
2011 9 8 1 9/ 36 32 15 47/ 151 56/ 187 29.9
2010 8 7 1 8/ 36 40 12 52/ 151 60/ 187 32.1
2009 8 7 1 8/ 36 40 11 51/ 151 59/ 187 31.6
2008 16 7 1 8/ 36 31 14 45/ 151 53/ 187 28.3
2007 15 7 1 8/ 36 31 14 45/ 151 53/ 187 28.3
2005 14 7 2 9/ 36 28 18 46/ 151 55/ 187 29.4
2004 7 6 2 8/ 36 29 18 47/ 151 55/ 187 29.4
2003 8 6 2 8/ 36 29 18 47/ 151 55/ 187 29.4
2002 9 6 2 8/ 36 33 15 48/ 151 56/ 187 29.9
2001 9 6 2 8/ 36 33 15 48/ 151 56/ 187 29.9
2000 9 5 4 9/ 36 33 14 47/ 151 56/ 187 29.9
1999 9 5 4 9/ 36 33 13 46/ 151 55/ 187 29.4
1998 10 5 4 9/ 36 32 13 45/ 151 54/ 187 28.9
1997 10 5 4 9/ 36 32 13 45/ 151 54/ 187 28.9
1996 11 4 4 8/ 36 30 12 42/ 151 50/ 187 26.7
1995 11 4 4 8/ 36 30 12 42/ 151 50/ 187 26.7
1994 11 4 4 8/ 36 29 12 41/ 151 49/ 187 26.2
1993 13 4 4 8/ 36 27 12 39/ 151 47/ 187 25.1
1992 16 4 3 7/ 36 21 15 36/ 151 43/ 187 23.0
1991 16 4 3 7/ 36 21 15 36/ 151 43/ 187 23.0
1990 14 4 3 7/ 36 19 15 34/ 151 41/ 187 21.9
1989 13 4 3 7/ 36 19 15 34/ 151 41/ 187 21.9
1988 9 4 2 6/ 36 19 15 34/ 151 40/ 187 21.4
1987 8 4 2 6/ 36 19 16 35/ 151 41/ 187 21.9
1986 7 2 3 5/ 36 12 24 36/ 151 41/ 187 21.9
1985 7 2 3 5/ 36 12 24 36/ 151 41/ 187 21.9
1984 4 5 2 7/ 36 16 20 36/ 151 43/ 187 23.0
1983 3 6 2 8/ 36 16 20 36/ 151 44/ 187 23.5
1981 3 6 2 8/ 36 14 22 36/ 151 44/ 187 23.5
1979 3 - - 6/ 36 - - 31/ 151 37/ 187 19.8
1977 2 - - 5/ 36 - - 32/ 151 37/ 187 19.8
1975 7 - - 4/ 36 - - 22/ 151 26/ 187 13.9