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Will Women Gain Seats?: The 2012 Election and the Representation of Women in the Massachusetts Legislature
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Publications
  • Paige Ransford, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Meryl Thomson, University of Massachusetts Boston
Document Type
Fact Sheet
Publication Date
10-1-2012
Abstract

The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston released this fact sheet just prior to the November 2012 general election. Currently, just less than one quarter (24.5%) of Massachusetts legislators are female, putting Massachusetts behind all other New England states when it comes to the election of women to state legislative office. Vermont has the highest percentage (38.9%) of women in its legislature in the New England region.

Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
Citation Information
Paige Ransford and Meryl Thomson. "Will Women Gain Seats?: The 2012 Election and the Representation of Women in the Massachusetts Legislature" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paige_ransford/6/