Connecticut

Current Numbers

Congress
2
(2D)
28.6% of 7 seats

7 (2 Senate, 5 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
3
(3D)
50% of 6 seats
State Legislature
64
(43D, 21R)
34.2% of 187 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Rosa L. DeLauro D U.S. Representative 1991-present
Jahana Hayes D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Elizabeth H. Esty D U.S. Representative 2013-2018
Nancy L. Johnson R U.S. Representative 1983-2006
Barbara Bailey Kennelly D U.S. Representative 1982-1998 Kennelly initially won a special election to fill a vacancy; she was subsequently re-elected.
Ella T. Grasso D U.S. Representative 1971-1974
Chase G. Woodhouse D U.S. Representative 1949-1950
Clare Booth Luce R U.S. Representative 1943-1946
Chase G. Woodhouse D U.S. Representative 1945-1946
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Natalie Braswell D Comptroller 2022-present
Susan Bysiewicz D Lt. Governor 2019-present
Denise W. Merrill D Secretary of State 2011-present
Denise L. Nappier D Treasurer 1999-2018
Nancy Wyman D Lt. Governor 2011-2018
Susan Bysiewicz D Secretary of State 1999-2010
M. Jodi Rell R Governor 2004-2010 Rell became governor when her predecessor resigned; she was elected to a full term in 2006.
Nancy Wyman D Comptroller 1995-2010
M. Jodi Rell R Lt. Governor 1995-2004
Eunice Groark Lt. Governor 1991-1994
Pauline Kezer R Secretary of State 1991-1994
Clarine Nardie Riddle D Attorney General 1989-1990 Riddle was appointed to fill a vacancy.
Julia H. Tashjian D Secretary of State 1983-1990
Maura Melley D Secretary of State 1982-1982 Melley was appointed to fill a vacancy.
Barbara Bailey Kennelly D Secretary of State 1979-1982 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.
Ella T. Grasso D Governor 1975-1980 Grasso was the first woman governor to be elected in her own right.
Gloria Shaffer D Secretary of State 1971-1977
Ella T. Grasso D Secretary of State 1959-1970
Mildred P. Allen R Secretary of State 1955-1958
Alice K. Leopold R Secretary of State 1951-1952 Leopold resigned in November 1953.
Winifred McDonald D Secretary of State 1949-1950
Francis Burke Redick R Secretary of State 1947-1948
Francis Burke Redick R Secretary of State 1943-1944
Chase G. Woodhouse D Secretary of State 1941-1942
Sara B. Crawford R Secretary of State 1939-1940
State Legislature - Numbers and Percentage of Officeholders by Year
Year State Rank Senate Total Women/Total Senate House Total Women/Total House Total Women/Total Legislature % Total Women
2022 18 8D | 1R 9/36 35D | 20R 55/151 64/187 34.2
2021 19 8D | 1R 9/36 34D | 20R 54/151 63/187 33.7
2020 16 8D | 1R 9/36 29D | 22R 51/151 60/187 32.1
2019 17 8D | 1R 9/36 29D | 22R 51/151 60/187 32.1
2018 21 7D | 2R 9/36 21D | 21R 42/151 51/187 27.3
2017 19 7D | 2R 9/36 21D | 22R 43/151 52/187 27.8
2016 16 8D | 1R 9/36 23D | 19R 42/151 51/187 27.3
2015 15 8D | 1R 9/36 25D | 19R 44/151 53/187 28.3
2014 13 8D | 1R 9/36 28D | 18R 46/151 54/187 28.9
2013 11 8D | 1R 9/36 28D | 17R 45/151 54/187 28.9
2012 9 8D | 1R 9/36 31D | 15R 46/151 55/187 29.4
2011 9 8D | 1R 9/36 32D | 15R 47/151 56/187 29.9
2010 8 7D | 1R 8/36 40D | 12R 52/151 60/187 32.1
2009 8 7D | 1R 8/36 41D | 11R 52/151 60/187 32.1
2008 16 7D | 1R 8/36 31D | 14R 45/151 53/187 28.3
2007 15 7D | 1R 8/36 31D | 14R 45/151 53/187 28.3
2006 14 7D | 2R 9/36 29D | 17R 46/151 55/187 29.4
2005 14 7D | 2R 9/36 28D | 18R 46/151 55/187 29.4
2004 7 6D | 2R 8/36 29D | 18R 47/151 55/187 29.4
2003 8 6D | 2R 8/36 29D | 18R 47/151 55/187 29.4
2002 9 6D | 2R 8/36 33D | 15R 48/151 56/187 29.9
2001 9 6D | 2R 8/36 33D | 15R 48/151 56/187 29.9
2000 9 5D | 4R 9/36 33D | 14R 47/151 56/187 29.9
1999 9 5D | 4R 9/36 33D | 14R 47/151 56/187 29.9
1998 10 5D | 4R 9/36 32D | 13R 45/151 54/187 28.9
1997 10 5D | 4R 9/36 32D | 13R 45/151 54/187 28.9
1996 11 4D | 4R 8/36 30D | 12R 42/151 50/187 26.7
1995 11 4D | 4R 8/36 30D | 12R 42/151 50/187 26.7
1994 11 4D | 4R 8/36 29D | 12R 41/151 49/187 26.2
1993 13 4D | 4R 8/36 29D | 12R 41/151 49/187 26.2
1992 16 4D | 3R 7/36 21D | 15R 36/151 43/187 23.0
1991 16 4D | 3R 7/36 21D | 15R 36/151 43/187 23.0
1990 14 4D | 3R 7/36 19D | 15R 34/151 41/187 21.9
1989 13 4D | 3R 7/36 19D | 15R 34/151 41/187 21.9
1988 9 4D | 3R 7/36 20D | 17R 37/151 44/187 23.5
1987 8 4D | 3R 7/36 19D | 16R 35/151 42/187 22.5
1986 7 2D | 3R 5/36 12D | 24R 36/151 41/187 21.9
1985 7 2D | 3R 5/36 12D | 23R 35/151 40/187 21.4
1984 4 5D | 2R 7/36 16D | 19R 35/151 42/187 22.5
1983 3 5D | 2R 7/36 16D | 19R 35/151 42/187 22.5
1981 3 6D | 2R 8/36 14D | 21R 35/151 43/187 23.0
1979 3 5D | 1R 6/36 15D | 15R 30/151 36/187 19.9
1977 2 2D | 2R 4/36 13D | 19R 32/151 36/187 19.3
1975 7 2D | 1R 3/36 13D | 9R 22/151 25/187 13.4