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For Women  in State Legislatures and Statewide Offices, Not Much Change


New Brunswick, NJ--With a number of races still too close to call, the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) anticipates almost no growth for women in state legislatures or statewide office. "It's disappointing that women have failed to build their numbers significantly in legislatures and statewide executive office," said CAWP director Debbie Walsh. "This is a trend that began in the 1990s and, sadly, continues today."



Read the complete CAWP release with numbers and party breakdown here.  A state-by-state list of legislative results is available here.



About CAWP: The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women's political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.