Among all of the New England states, Vermont stands out as having the most women serving in its legislature–40.6% of its legislators are women. However, while the state legislature continues to experience increases in the number of women elected, representation at the municipal level has hovered around 20% for the last nine years. Vermont has never sent a woman to the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives.
Female Elected Officials in Vermont: Congressional, Statewide, Legislative, and Municipal, 2014
|Total||Number of Women||Percent Women|
|VT House of Representatives||150||65||42%|
|Municipal Governing Bodies**||1133||231||20.4%|
*Includes: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State, Treasurer.
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy analysis of data collected from Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) Directory of Vermont Municipalities, 2014.