Thursday, November 4, 2010
Rep. Marilyn Lee to Head National Women's Legislative Network
State Rep. Marilyn Lee has been named President-elect of the Women's Legislative Network at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
According to the NCSL, after the 2010 general election, women comprise 23.3% of state legislatures across the country. Here are some facts of note:
Democratic Party women lawmakers - 1,051
Republican Party women lawmakers - 651
Third Party women lawmakers - 6
Non-partisan women lawmakers (Nebraska) - 11
Percentage of women in state legislatures:
Top Five - Colorado (38%), Arizona (34.4%), Hawaii (32.9%), Washington (32.7%), Minnesota (31.3%)
Bottom Five - South Carolina (9.4%), Oklahoma (12.8%), Alabama (13.6%), Mississippi (14.4%), North Dakota (14.9%)
After the recent election, there are 18 women in the Hawaii House of Representatives, and 7 women in the Hawaii Senate. The total of 25 out of 76 legislators equals 32.9%.
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