In fall 2011, the Catt Center established its Women in Iowa Politics Database. This first-of-its-kind database serves as a resource for government officials, researchers, teachers and others with an interest in Iowa politics in general and the roles of women in Iowa politics in particular.
The following graphs, fact sheets and reports are products of the Women in Iowa Politics Database and the Gender Balance Project.
Information on this website, including but not limited to fact sheets, graphs and reports, can be used for non-commercial purposes, provided that clear and visible credit is given to the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics at Iowa State University. Any information used must include proper citations of that information. Commercial reproduction requires prior permission in writing from the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics.
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Candidates for National and Statewide Office
|2012 Iowa State Legislature Campaign Contributions and Expenditures (5/2/2019)|
|2012 Iowa General Election Results: Women Candidates|
|2012 Iowa Primary Election Results: Women Candidates|
Women in Public Office
Iowa State University Student Government
|Women in Iowa State University’s Student Government (3/28/2018)|
|2017-2018 Iowa State University Student Government Factsheet (3/28/2018)|
|States with Gender Balance Legislation (5/15/13)|
|Political Information and Resources|
|Firsts for Iowa Women in Politics|
|Gender Balance Legislation at the State and Local Level, by Wendy Jaquet|
|Going for Gender Balance in Iowa: Will it be Successful? by Rebecca J. Hannagan and Christopher W. Larimer|
|Recruiting Gender Balanced Boards and Commissions: A Guide for Cities and Counties|
|Sex Differences, Personality, and Ideology: A Deeper Investigation Via Contexts in a Study of Local Politics, by Rebecca J. Hannagan, Christopher W. Larimer and Matthew V. Hibbing|
|Who Serves? Gender, Personality and their Impact on Decision-Making Groups in Local Politics, by Rebecca J. Hannagan, Christopher W. Larimer and Matthew V. Hibbing|
|Women and Elective Office in Iowa, by Dianne Bystrom|
|History of Gender Balance Brief|
|2014 Gender Balance Project Results Brief|