January 14, 2015

Women governors, 1975-2017

Year Share of state governors who are women
1975 2.0%
1976 2.0%
1977 4.0%
1978 4.0%
1979 4.0%
1980 4.0%
1981 0.0%
1982 0.0%
1983 0.0%
1984 2.0%
1985 4.0%
1986 4.0%
1987 6.0%
1988 6.0%
1989 6.0%
1990 6.0%
1991 6.0%
1992 6.0%
1993 6.0%
1994 8.0%
1995 2.0%
1996 2.0%
1997 4.0%
1998 6.0%
1999 6.0%
2000 6.0%
2001 10.0%
2002 10.0%
2003 12.0%
2004 18.0%
2005 16.0%
2006 16.0%
2007 18.0%
2008 16.0%
2009 14.0%
2010 12.0%
2011 12.0%
2012 12.0%
2013 10.0%
2014 10.0%
2015 10.0%
2016 12.0%
2017 8.0%

Source: Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

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