Local Executives

Local offices are an important starting point for many aspiring politicians. In order to get a representative snapshot of the state of women’s representation at the local level, we allocated 10 points to local offices in the Gender Parity Score. Six and two-thirds points are allocated based on the percentage of women mayors in all of the state’s cities with populations greater than 30,000 people. Another 3.33 points are allocated according to the proportion of female county commission chairs or executives in the state’s five most populous counties.