Historical Summary of Women in Statewide Elective Executive Office: 1969-Current

Note: Numbers reflect end of year counts. These figures do not include: officials in appointive state cabinet-level positions (unless the appointment is to an elected position); officials elected to executive posts by the legislature; members of the judicial branch; or elected members of university boards of trustees or boards of education.

"NP" indicates an officeholder elected in a nonpartisan race; "I" indicates an independent; “RP” indicates Reform Party; "IP" indicates Independence Party. The Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is included in the Democratic (D) figures; the Minnesota Independent Republican (IR) Party is included in the Republican (R) figures.

Full list of women who have ever served as statewide elective executives

Year Total Women (party breakdown)  Total Positions Percent Women
2022 95 (54D, 39R, 2NP) 310 30.6
2021 94 (53D, 39R, 2NP) 310 30.3
2020 90 (48D, 40R, 2NP) 311 28.9
2019 91 (48D, 41R, 2NP) 311 29.3
2018 74 (28D, 44R, 2NP) 311 23.8
2017 71 (27D, 43R, 1NP) 311 22.8
2016 78 (35D, 42R, 1NP) 311 25.1
2015 79 (36D, 42R, 1NP) 311 25.4
2014 72 (36D, 35R, 1NP) 318 22.6
2013 70 (34D, 35R, 1NP) 318 22
2012 71 (37D, 34R) 320 22.2
2011 70 (37D, 32R, 1NP) 317 22.1
2010 70 (48D, 21R, 1NP) 314 22.3
2009 71 (49D, 21R, 1NP) 314 22.6
2008 72 (42D, 27R, 3NP) 315 22.9
2007 74 (43D, 28R, 3NP) 315 23.5
2006 77 (35D, 38R, 3NP, 1I) 315 24.4
2005 79 (35D, 40R, 3NP, 1I) 315 25.1
2004 80 (38D, 38R, 3NP, 1I) 315 25.4
2003 80 (36D, 40R, 3NP, 1I) 316 25.3
2002 86 (43D, 38R, 3NP, 1I, 1RP) 323 26.6
2001 87 (44D, 38R, 3NP, 1I, 1RP) 323 26.9
2000 89 (46D, 39R, 2NP, 1I, 1RP) 323 27.6
1999 86 (43D, 39R, 1RP, 2NP, 1I) 323 26.6
1998 78 (32D, 43R, 3NP) 323 24.1
1997 79 (33D, 43R, 3NP) 323 24.5
1996 78 (33D, 42R, 3NP) 324 24.1
1995 85 (38D, 44R, 3NP) 324 26.2
1994 72 (38D, 31R, 2NP, 1I) 324 22.2
1993 73 (41D, 29R, 2NP, 1I) 324 22.5
1992 60 (34D, 23R, 2NP, 1I) 324 18.5
1991 59 (33D, 23R, 2NP, 1I) 324 18.2
1990 48 (34D, 12R, 2NP) 323 14.9
1989 46 (33D, 12R, 1NP) 322 14.3
1988 43 (32D, 10R, 1NP) 322 13.4
1987 46 (36D, 10R) 323 14.2
1986 45 (33D, 12R) 323 13.9
1985 43 (31D, 12R) 323 13.3
1984 38  (25D, 13R) 323 11.8
1983 34 (23D, 11R) 324 10.5
1982 35 (24D, 11R) 324 10.8
1981 34  (24D, 10R) 324 10.5
1980 36 (28D, 7R, 1NP) N/A N/A
1979 37 (30D, 6R, 1NP) 327 11.3
1978 31 (24D, 6R, 1NP) N/A N/A
1977 33  (25D, 7R, 1NP) 333 9.9
1976 33 (25D, 7R, 1NP) N/A N/A
1975 33 (25D, 7R, 1NP) 337 9.8
1974 27 (18D, 8R, 1NP) N/A N/A
1973 26 (18D, 7R, 1NP) 342 7.6
1972 24 (18D, 6R) N/A N/A
1971 24 (18D, 6R) 343 7
1970 25 (16D, 9R) N/A N/A
1969 23  (14D, 9R) 346 6.6