2023 To See Record-Breaking Number Of Female Governors

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 07: Arizona Republican nominee for governor Kari Lake listens to a question from the media during a stop on her 'Ask Me Anything Tour' at Chauncey Social on October 7, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lake, the Trump-endorsed pick for governor, faces Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in the midterm elections on November 8. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The United States will see a record-breaking number of female governors in 2023, with 12 women winning the elections to represent their states.
  • The female governors of Maine, Alabama, Michigan, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, and New Mexico won the reelection on Tuesday.
  • In New York, Governor Kathy Hochul won her first full election after assuming the role in 2021 when Andrew Cuomo reigned.
  • Hochul will become the first elected female governor of New York state.

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