GRAPH: Only a Tiny Fraction of the Nation's New Lawmakers Are Women

Rutgers University's Center for American Women and Politics has released a study looking at the composition of state governments (and Congress) for 2015. The results show that women continue to be sorely under-represented. Of the fifty states, only five have female governors. Women hold 24.2 percent of state legislative seats, which is actually higher than their representation in the U.S. Senate (20 percent) and House (19.3 percent). The think tank summarized these stats in the following infographic:

Women in Elective Office 2015

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