January 14, 2015

Women Governors, 1975-2015

Year Share of governors who are women
1975 2%
1976 2%
1977 4%
1978 4%
1979 4%
1980 4%
1981 0%
1982 0%
1983 0%
1984 2%
1985 4%
1986 4%
1987 6%
1988 6%
1989 6%
1990 6%
1991 6%
1992 6%
1993 6%
1994 8%
1995 2%
1996 2%
1997 4%
1998 6%
1999 6%
2000 6%
2001 10%
2002 10%
2003 12%
2004 18%
2005 16%
2006 16%
2007 18%
2008 16%
2009 14%
2010 12%
2011 12%
2012 12%
2013 10%
2014 10%
2015 10%

Source: Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

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