Women In Government State Directors

Expand your potential as a legislative leader in your state by serving as a Women In Government State Director.

Electronic State Director Nomination Form   OR    2022 State Director Paper Nomination Form

Apply to fill a Women In Government State Director vacancy today and take advantage of these benefits:

  • Visibility across Women In Government’s communications channels
  • Leadership and professional development opportunities
  • Invitations to exclusive learning and community-building activities
  • Recognition during a Women In Government State Capitol visit
  • Leveraging policy expertise on individual issues with legislators in all 50 states
  • Participation in the Women In Government Board of Directors leadership pipeline

Women In Government’s State Directors play an integral role in cultivating a network of women state legislators that amplify the work of female lawmakers nationwide. State Directors inform Women In Government of current, critical policy issues in their states and assist in communicating Women In Government’s programming and opportunities to their legislator colleagues.

Women In Government aims to fill 4 State Director positions in every state, with balance across party and chamber, in keeping with our mission. All State Director applications are approved by Women In Government’s all-legislator Board of Directors. If your party and chamber is already represented by another State Director, we encourage you to nominate a colleague from your state. We also encourage legislators to nominate colleagues in other states and spread the word about this opportunity!

For any questions about the Women In Government State Director program, please contact:  Maura LaGue, Managing Director at mlague@womeningovernment.org or call 202-916-8757.

2022 Women In Government State Directors: 

Alabama (S):
Representative Laura Hall (D)
3 Open Seats

Alaska (W)
Rep. Sara Hannan (D)
3 Open Seats

Arizona (W)
Rep. Jennifer Pawlik (D)
Sen. Victoria Steele (D)
2 Open Seats

Arkansas (S)
Rep. Denise Garner (D)
3 Open Seats

California (W)
4 Open Seats

Colorado (W)
Rep. Kim Ransom (R)
Rep. Naquetta Ricks (D)
2 Open Seats

Connecticut (E)
Rep. Michelle Cook (D)
Rep. Robyn Porter (D)
2 Open Seats

Delaware (E)
4 Open Seats

Florida (S)
Rep. Jackie Toledo (R)
Rep. Marie Woodson (D)
Sen. Lori Berman (D)
1 Open Seat

Georgia (S)
Rep. Karen Bennett (D)
Rep. Sheila Jones (D)
Sen. Tonya Anderson (D)
1 Open Seat

Hawaii (W)
4 Open Seats

Idaho (W)
Rep. Tammy Nichols (R)
Rep. Julie Yamamoto (R)
Sen. Christy Zito (R)
1 Open Seat

Illinois (M)
Rep. Sonya Harper (D)
Sen. Cristina Castro (D)
2 Open Seats

Indiana (M)
4 Open Seats

Iowa (M)
Rep. Mary Mascher (D)
3 Open Seats

Kansas (M)
Rep. Stephanie Clayton (D)
Sen. Elaine Bowers (R)
Sen. Pat Pettey (D)
1 Open Seat

Kentucky (S)
Rep. Deanna Frazier Gordon (R)  
Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (R)
Rep. Rachel Roberts (D)
Rep. Nancy Tate (R)
 
Louisiana (S)
Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman (D)
Rep. Barbara Freiberg (R)
Sen. Regina Barrow (D)
1 Open Seat

Maine (E)
Rep. Michelle Dunphy (D)
Sen. Susan Deschambault (D)
Sen. Lisa Keim (R)
Sen. Kim Rosen (R)

Maryland (E)
Del. Chanel Branch (D)
Del. Nicole Williams (D)
2 Open Seats

Massachusetts (E)
Rep. Kimberly Ferguson (R)
Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D)
Rep. Hannah Kane (R)
Sen. Harriette Chandler (D)

Michigan (M)
Rep. Sarah Anthony (D)
Sen. Sylvia Santana (D)
Rep. Brenda Carter (D)
1 Open Seat

Minnesota (M)
Sen. Sandy Pappas (D)
Rep. Ruth Richardson (D)
2 Open Seats

Mississippi (S)
Rep. Omeria Scott (D)
3 Open Seats

Missouri (M)
Representative Gretchen Bangert (D)
Representative Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway (R)
Rep. Barbara Phifer (D)
Cheri Toalson Reisch (R)

Montana (W)
Rep. Andrea Olsen (D)
Sen. JP Pomnichowski (D)
2 Open Seats

Nebraska (M)
Sen. Anna Wishart (NP)
3 Open Seats

Nevada (W)
Sen. Dallas Harris (D)
3 Open Seats

New Hampshire (E)
Rep. Fran Nutter-Upham (D)
3 Open Seats

New Jersey (E)
Asm. Pamela Lampitt (D)
Asm. Shavonda Sumter (D)
2 Open Seats

New Mexico (W)
Rep. Deborah Armstrong (D)
Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D)
2 Open Seats

New York (E)
4 Open Seats

North Carolina (S)
4 Open Seats

North Dakota (M)
Rep. Pamela Anderson (D)
Sen. Joan Heckaman (D)
2 Open Seats

Ohio (M)
Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D)
Sen. Nickie Antonio (D)
2 Open Seats

Oklahoma (M)
Rep. Jadine Nollan (R)
Rep. Melissa Provenzano (D)
Sen. Jessica Garvin (R)
Sen. Carri Hicks (D)

Oregon (W)
4 Open Seats

Pennsylvania (E)
Rep. Donna Oberlander (R)
3 Open Seats

Rhode Island (E)
Rep. Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung (R)
Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D)
2 Open Seats

South Carolina (S)
Rep. Beth Bernstein (D)
Rep. Annie McDaniel (D)
2 Open Seats

South Dakota (M)
4 Open Seats

Tennessee (S)
Rep. Mary Littleton (R)
Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D)
Sen. Brenda Gilmore (D)
Sen. Becky Massey (R)

Texas (W)
Rep. Alma Allen (D)
Rep. Toni Rose (D)
2 Open Seats

Utah (W)
Rep. Clare Collard (D)
Sen. Karen Mayne (D)
2 Open Seats

Vermont (E)
Rep. Felisha Leffler (R)
Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan (D)
2 Open Seats

Virginia (S)
4 Open Seats

Washington (W)
Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (R)
Sen. Patty Kuderer (D)
Rep. TIna Orwall (D)
1 Open Seats

West Virginia (E)
4 Open Seats

Wisconsin (M)
Rep. Lisa Subeck (D)
3 Open Seats

Wyoming (W)
4 Open Seats