Infographic: Women in Government 2014
Although women make up a slight majority of registered voters (53 percent), only one in four state legislators are women. Vermont has the highest percentage of female legislators at 41.1 percent. Women serve as governors in five states—Jan Brewer in Arizona, Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, Susan Martinez in New Mexico, Mary Fallin in Oklahoma and Nikki Haley in South Carolina. Nearly half (22) of chief justices in state courts of last resort and 29.1 percent of total state court judges are women.