Record Number of Female Governors Elected in US as Gender Gap Narrows

Nov 10, 2022 | News

American voters elected a record number of women governors, a position that has some of the lowest female representation in US politics.

Twelve women will hold the highest state executive office after Tuesday’s midterm elections, with Democratic stronghold Massachusetts and Republican-controlled Arkansas picking their first female governors. Women have already won ten races, while Arizona and Oregon, which were too close to call, have female candidates leading.