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.
Female Elected Officials in Maine: Congressional, Statewide, Legislative, and Municipal, 2014
|Total||Number of Women||Percent Women|
|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.
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.