Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Connecticut

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.

Women Municipal Officials in Connecticut 2005-2014

Connecticut Mayors by Sex, 2014

Women in the Connecticut State Legislature 1979-2014

Female Elected Officials in Connecticut: Congressional, Statewide, Legislative, and Municipal, 2014

  Total Number of Women Percent Women
U.S. Senate 2 0 0%
U.S. House 5 2 40%
Statewide* 6 3 50%
CT Legislature 187 54 28.9%
CT Senate 36 8 22.2%
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.
** Does not include school board/school committee positions.

Sources: Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy analysis of data collected from the Center for American Women in Politics, 2014

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy analysis of data collected from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities’s (CCM) Connecticut Municipal Directory, 2014.


Did you know?

Connecticut has never elected a female U.S. senator but has elected at least one female representative every year for the last 32 years.

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