The election on November 6, 2018, will likely result in an uptick in the number of women elected to the Massachusetts Legislature and history has been made with the Commonwealth’s first Black Congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley, who will serve in the 116th Congress. Yet gender parity, particularly for women of color, remains elusive at many levels of government in the Bay State. This Fact Sheet provides not only essential numbers on the gains expected on November 6th, but offers key historical context to understand the significance of the upcoming election for the Commonwealth.
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston, "Women’s Political Leadership in MA: Advances Expected, Gaps Remain" (2018). Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. 57.