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The United States will have a record number of women governors in 2023

(CNN) — The United States will have a record number of female governors in 2023. Still, she would represent only a tiny fraction of executive functionaries in a record number of 12 – 50 states.

According to the Center for Women and American Politics at Rutgers University, the previous record for nine female governors serving together was set in 2004.

Incumbent female governors in Maine, Alabama, Michigan, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas and New Mexico won re-election Tuesday, while New York Governor Kathy Hochul won her first full term since taking office in 2021. After the resignation of Andrew Cuomo. Hochul will be the first elected woman governor of the state.

Two states—Massachusetts and Arkansas—were elected new female governors. Democrat Maura Healy will become the first woman elected to office in Massachusetts and the first gay governor in the United States. Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former White House press secretary in the Trump administration, will become the first female governor of Arkansas to succeed her father’s once held job.

According to the CAWP, Arkansas and Massachusetts will also become the first states to have female governors and lieutenant governors at the same time.

CNN has yet to conduct a screening on the two gubernatorial races — Arizona and Oregon — in which all candidates are women. She is included in the record of 12 women governors of the state.

Democrat Katie Hobbs, left, and Republican Kari Lake are head-to-head in Arizona’s open gubernatorial race this fall.

As of Wednesday night, Arizona’s secretary of state, Democrat Katie Hobbs, narrowly shored Lake Kari, a Republican favorite of former President Donald Trump, in the Grand Canyon state.

And in Oregon, Democrat Tina Kotek, a former State House speaker, ousted Republican Christine Drazon, a former State House minority leader, while former State Sen. Betsy Johnson, an independent candidate, secured less than 10% of the vote. . Vote for Wednesday night. Kotak could even become one of the country’s first gay governors.

Even before election day, 2022 had already set a record for the number of governor runoff. Those five states were Arizona, Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, and Oregon. According to the CAWP, prior to this year, there had been only four women-on-woman matchups for governor in its entire history. In all, 25 women were nominated for governor by the two major parties in 2022, an all-time record. Sixteen of them were Democrats and nine Republicans.

Of the gubernatorial races CNN has predicted so far, Democrats have won six and Republicans four.

Maeve Reston contributed to this report.

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