U.S. Territories

Women's Representation in U.S. Territories

Four out of the six (66.7.%) non-voting representatives in the House of Representatives are women. By contrast, only 127 out of the 535 (23.7%) elected members of Congress from the fifty states are women. 

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Mayor: Muriel Bowser (D) has served as mayor since 2015. Sharon Pratt Kelly served as mayor from 1991-1995. She was also the first African American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city

City Council: Four of the District's 13 city council members (31%) are women

Delegate to U.S. House: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has served as the District's one non-voting representative in Congress since 1991

 

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Governor: Síla Calderon served as the first and only woman governor from 2001-2005

Legislature: Fourteen of the 81 seats (17%) are held by women

Mayors: Carmen Yulín Cruz and María Meléndez are mayors of San Juan and Ponce, the largest and fourth largest cities respectively.

Delegate to the U.S. House: Jenniffer González was elected Resident Commissioner in 2016 and is the first woman to hold the position

 

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Governor: Lou Leon Guerrero, elected in 2018, is the first woman to serve as Governor.

Legislature:Ten of the 15 seats (67%) are held by women. Tina Muña Barnes currently serves as Speaker and Telena Cruz nelson as vice-Speaker.

Mayors: Dededo, Tamuning, and Barrigada, Guam's first, third, and fifth largest villages respectively, all have female mayors

Delegate to the U.S. House: Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D) served as Guam's first woman non-voting delegate from 2003 to 2019.

 

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Governor: No woman has served as governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Legislature: Four of 15 seats (26.7%) are held by women

Delegate to the U.S. House: Stacey Plaskett (D) currently serves as the delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, starting in 2015. Her predecessor, Donna Christian-Christensen, served from 1997-2015

 

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Governor: No woman has served as governor of the Northern Mariana Islands

Legislature: Four of the 29 seats (13.8%) are held by women. This is the second-lowest percentage in the country.

Mayors: Saipan has never had a woman mayor.

Delegate to the U.S. House: No woman has served as the delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives

 

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Governor: No woman has served as governor of American Samoa

Legislature: Two out of 39 seats (5.1%) are held by women. This is the lowest of any state or territory in the country.

Delegate to the U.S. House: Amata Coleman Radewagen has served as American Samoa's first female non-voting delegate since 2015

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