Women to be Down by 2 in Wyoming Legislature

By Associated Press – 11 Nov ’14

The recent election reduced even further the already small portion of women serving in the Wyoming Legislature.

As it is, Wyoming has the fourth-lowest share of female state lawmakers in the U.S.

Starting next year, women will occupy 11 of the 60 seats in the Wyoming House and only one of 30 seats in the Wyoming Senate. That’s one fewer woman in each chamber compared to the current number.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the portion of registered voters in Wyoming who were women was 52.6 percent as of the 2012 general election.

Sen. Bernadine Craft, D-Rock Springs, will be the only woman in the Senate next year. Craft says female lawmakers are better able than men to bring forward certain issues such as job training for women.