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List of female lieutenant governors in the United States

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As of November 2016, there are 12 women currently serving as lieutenant governors in the United States. 86 women have served overall.

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History

The first woman to become lieutenant governor was Matilda Dodge Wilson (R), who was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Michigan in 1940 by Luren Dickinson.

In 1978, Jean King (D), was elected as the first female Asian-American Lieutenant Governor, when she was elected Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii.

In 2002, Jennette Bradley (R), was elected as the first female African-American Lieutenant Governor, when she was elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.

In 2010, Jennifer Carroll (R), was elected as the first female military veteran Lieutenant Governor, when she was elected Lieutenant Governor of Florida.

In 2014, Evelyn Sanguinetti (R), was elected as the first female Hispanic or Latino Lieutenant Governor, when she was elected Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.

Kentucky was the first state to hold a transfer of power from one female lieutenant governor to another, when Martha Layne Collins was elected to succeed Thelma Stovall in 1979.

Minnesota has had the most female lieutenant governors or other deputy leaders of any state in the Union, with 7 consecutive female lieutenant governors since 1983 to the present day; ironically, no female politician has been nominated by any major statewide party to Minnesota's gubernatorial elections.

List of female state lieutenant governors

  • Italics denotes acting lieutenant governor
  • List of female secretaries of state

    Certain states do not have a Lieutenant Governor, instead they have a Secretary of State next in line for succession of Governor.

  • Italics denotes acting lieutenant governor
  • References

    List of female lieutenant governors in the United States Wikipedia


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