Women's Representation in Wisconsin

Today we're taking a look at women's representation in Wisconsin as part of our Gender Parity in Elected Office Campaign with our partners at Representation 2020 (@Rep__2020).

On Representation 2020's #GenderParityIndex, Wisconsin is ranked 22nd nationally.  Of note, Wisconsin has never elected a female governor which could change in Nov 4th's Midterm election if Mary Burke beats Gov. Scott Walker.

Read the full report here.

Women Who Made History

Tammy Baldwin made history when she because the first woman in Wisconsin to be elected to Congress as a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 and became the first openly gay or lesbian person elected to Congress as a non-incumbent.  In 2012, she became the first woman in Wisconsin history to be elected to the US Senate.

In 2014, Gwen Moore became the 2nd woman ever elected in Wisconsin to the US House of Representatives and was the first African-American.

We have better governance when our legislative bodies look like America.
— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) , WI