Research Tools: Women Elected Officials Database From the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
From the Database “About” Page
represents the most complete collection of information anywhere in the world about women elected officials in the United States.
The database includes full historical listings for women who have held office at the congressional, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels nationwide. For each woman officeholder, the database includes their geographic information, party identification, and race identification where available.
This tool expands on the officeholder database that the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has long kept and shared with researchers, and, crucially, transforms it into a searchable, online format for public access. It contains entries for more than eleven thousand women officeholders dating back to 1893 when a woman was first elected to a statewide executive position.
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More Resources from CAWP
- 2020 Summary of Potential Women Candidates
- 2020 Women Candidates for U.S. Congress and Statewide Elected Executive Office
- Election 2020: List of Women Candidates for State Legislatures
- New Record for Democratic Women Nominees for U.S. House
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