The Kentucky Commission on Women is dedicated to
elevating the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth,
empowering them to overcome barriers to equity, and
expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Legislative Overview

The Kentucky Commission on Women is a resource for Kentucky women about current legislation. In order for women to be an influential voice in policy decisions, women need to stay informed on the issues.

Finding Your Representative

It is important for all women to know who represents them in the Kentucky State House of Representatives, Kentucky State Senate, United States Congress and United States Senate.

U.S. Senate: All Kentuckians are represented by Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul in the United States Senate. In Kentucky's history, no woman has been elected to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate.

U.S. House of Representatives: Kentucky is comprised of 6 Congressional Districts. Currently, all 6 are held by men. Kentucky has elected 2 women throughout history to Congress. In 1927, Katherine Gudger-Langley became Kentucky's first United States Congresswoman, the second woman came 70 years later in 1997. No women of color have yet to be elected to Congress.

Kentucky State Legislature: Women currently hold 26 of the 138 seats in the Kentucky State Legislature, representing 18.8% of the entire General Assembly.

Mary Elliott Flanery was the first women elected to the Kentucky State Legislature in 1921. Forty (40) years later, Amelia Tucker became the first African American woman elected to the Kentucky State Legislature.

Find your Representative

Register to Vote

There are 1,540,892 registered female voters in Kentucky. 48.39% of registered women voted in the 2010 Kentucky general election while 49.87% of registered men turned out to vote.

If you need to register to vote, please visit the Kentucky Board of Elections website and follow the directions to complete your voter registration card. Or go to your local County clerk's office. You must register at least 28 days prior to the election to be eligible to vote.