Mar 28, 2024 - Politics

Mapped: California women elected to local office

Women as a share of municipal officeholders
Data: Rutgers. Map: Axios Visuals

California has a higher percentage of women in local government than the national average, according to a new report from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

By the numbers: About 40% of municipal officeholders in the state are women, compared to 32% nationwide.

  • That includes city council members, mayors, and other officials of cities and towns with populations greater than 10,000.
  • The state ranks eighth overall, with Colorado (46.1%) at the top.
  • Plus: About 42% of California's state legislators are women, the 11th-highest in the country.

Zoom in: In addition to San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the city's board of supervisors has four women, though men still comprise the majority of the 11-member body.

  • No women represent San Francisco in the state Legislature, but eight women throughout the Bay Area serve as Assembly members and one as state senator.
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