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Resources & Research

Want to dig deeper?  Part of the mission of the CWPO is to provide scholars, students, media and the community with resources for research.

If you do download or use our data, please let us know. We would love to hear about your research or story. Contact us at cwpo@bw.edu.

Students play an integral role in collecting our data. The CWPO would like to thank Ada Bemis, Dan Clapper, Anxhela Dalipi, Emma Frankham, Any Gersten, Ryan Horvath, Kelly Hoye, Charley Nuesse, and the students in Professor Palmer’s Women, Politics & Media classes. Collecting the data and stories available on this webpage would not have been possible without them.

Women Running for Ohio State House of Representatives (download Excel file)
This file includes data on female candidates for the Ohio State House of Representatives from 1922 (the first year women were elected to the State House) to 2020. State House members all run for reelection every two years. It should be noted that term limits were enacted in 1992, limiting the length of service to eight years or four consecutive terms; the first termed-out members left in 2000. SOURCE: Ohio Secretary of State

Women Running for Ohio State Senate (download Excel file)
This file includes data on female candidates for the Ohio State Senate from 1922 (the first year women were elected to the State Senate) to 2020. In the 1960s, the election of state senators was staggered, with half of the Senate up for election every two years. Consequently, beginning in the 1960s, the data are not a reflection of the total number of women who served in the State Senate in a given year, but rather the number of female candidates in each election. In addition, it should be noted that term limits were enacted in 1992, limiting the length of service to eight years or two consecutive terms; the first termed-out members left in 2000. SOURCE: Ohio Secretary of State

Women Running for Ohio State Supreme Court (download Excel file)
This file includes data on female candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court from 1922 (the first year women were elected to the high court) to 2020. Justices run for election every six years. Election of the seven members is staggered, so all of the justices are not up for reelection at the same time. SOURCE: Ohio Secretary of State.