The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston released this fact sheet just prior to the November 2012 general election. Currently, just less than one quarter (24.5%) of Massachusetts legislators are female, putting Massachusetts behind all other New England states when it comes to the election of women to state legislative office. Vermont has the highest percentage (38.9%) of women in its legislature in the New England region.
Ransford, Paige and Thomson, Meryl, "Will Women Gain Seats?: The 2012 Election and the Representation of Women in the Massachusetts Legislature" (2012). Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. 20.