Mar 28, 2024 - Politics

Mapped: Women serving in local office in Minnesota

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

Roughly 36% of municipal offices in Minnesota are filled by women, per a new analysis from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

The big picture: Minnesota now ranks 12th in the nation for gender parity at the local level.

  • The state's share of women in such offices is slightly above the national average of 32%.

Zoom in: Minnesota climbed four spots in the annual ranking following the 2023 elections.

  • St. Paul voters made history in November by electing women to all seven spots on its council. Several cities, including St. Louis Park and Golden Valley, also voted in female mayors to succeed men.

Go deeper: The candidates, especially women, who made history on Election Day

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