Connecticut experienced a consistent increase in women’s representation in the legislature through the 1990s, but the rate of increase hasn’t been maintained since. At present, nearly 30% of state legislators are women. Municipal governing bodies have relatively fewer women (28%) serving in office.
Female Elected Officials in Connecticut: Congressional, Statewide, Legislative, and Municipal, 2014
|Total||Number of Women||Percent Women|
|CT House of Representatives||151||46||30.5%|
|Municipal Governing Bodies**||1074||303||28.2%|
*Includes: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State, Treasurer.
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy analysis of data collected from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities’s (CCM) Connecticut Municipal Directory, 2014.