Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Maine

Maine has seen an 11% increase in state-level representation for women since 1979 with a steady increase from 18.5% to its current 29.6%.  At the local level, female representation has decreased every year since 2010.

Women Municipal Officials in Maine 2007-2014

Mayors in Maine by Sex 2014

Women in the Maine State Legislature 1979-2014

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

  Total Number of Women Percent Women
U.S. Senate 2 1 50%
U.S. House 2 1 50%
Statewide* 1 0 0%
ME Legislature 186 55 29.6%
ME Senate 35 8 22.9%
ME House of Representatives 151 47 31.1%
Municipal Governing Bodies** 1997 447 22.4%

*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 Maine Municipal Association’s Maine Municipal Directory, 2014.

Did you know?

Maine has never elected a female to statewide office.

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