Rhode Island elected its first female governor in 2014. Rhode Island ranks last (sixth) in New England for representation in mayoral offices as only one of the ten mayors are women. Just over a quarter (25.2%) of municipal officials are women.
Female Elected Officials in Rhode Island: Congressional, Statewide, Legislative, and Municipal, 2014
|Total||Number of Women||Percent Women|
|RI House of Representatives||75||21||28%|
|Municipal Governing Bodies**||238||60||25.2%|
*Includes: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer.
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy analysis of data collected from the RI Government Owner's Manual Directory of Government Officials, 2014.