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Female Local leaders in
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1533-34 Acting Governor Ana Pimentel, São Vicente

1589-93 Donataria General Luisa Grinalda, Esprítu Santo
Widow of the Governor Donatary
Vasco Fernandes Coutino Filho. Born as Luíza Grimaldi, she lived (1541-circa 1626)

Circa 1620 Governor Elena de Caso, Dos Ilheus

1621-24 Donatary Mariana de Sousa Guerra of São Vicente
Also Condessa de Vimieiro and daughter of Pero Lopes de Sousa and married to Martim Afonso de Sousa. She became "Donatária da Capitania de São Vicente", in succession to her father. She lived (circa 1560-1625).

1979-85  Vice–governor Janilene Vasconcelos de Melo, Rondônia
1984 Acting Governor (03.01-15.02)
Acted when the incumbent was treated for an ilness. 1979-85 and around 1997 she was Secretary of Planning and Coordination in the state government.

1983-86 Vice-Governor Iolanda Lima Flemming, Acre
1986-87 Acting Governor

1989-92 Mayor Luzia Erundina, São Paulo 

1990-91 Acting Governor Elizabeth Azize, Amazonas
She was President of the Asembleía Legislativa of the State

1991-94 Vice-Governor Marcia Kubisckek, Federal District
She was daughter of President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira and Sarah Luísa Gomes de Sousa Lemos Kubitschek, and was Senator from 1994. She lived (1943-2000).

1995-2002 and 2009-14 Governor Roseana Maciera Sarney Murad, Maranhão
Federal Senator 2003-09.

1996-2002 Vice-Governor Maria Dalva de Souza Figueiredo, Amapá
2002-03 Governor
(b. 1962-)

1996-2002 Vice-Governor Benedita Souza da Silva Sampaio, Rio de Janeiro
2002 Governor (April-December)
She took over as Governor after her predecessor resigned, thereby becoming the first female black Governor, she was also the first black senator. She lost the elections to Rosinha Garotinho with a margin of 24,49 to 51,20%. In 2003 Minister of Social Assistance. (b. 1942-)

1999/2000 President do Asembleia Legislativa Ziane Costa, Estado de Alagoas

2001-06 Vice-Governor Maria de Lourdes Abadia, Distrito Federal
2006-07 Governor

2000-04 Mayor Marta Teresa Smith de Vasconcelos Suplicy, Sao Paulo City
Normally known as Marta Suplicy, she is former MP and Federal Vice-Leader of Partido dos Trabalhadores since 1997. (b. 1947-)

2003-07 Governor Rosangela Rosinha Garotinho Barros Assed Matheus de Oliveira, Rio de Janeiro
She is eighter known as Rosinha Garotinho or Rosinha Matheus, and she is married to Anthony Garotinho, Socialist Presidential Candiate in 2002. (b. 1963-)

2003-10 Governor Wilma Maria de Faria, Rio Grande do Norte

2007-11 Governor Yeda Rorato Crusius, Rio Grande do Sul
Minister of Planning, Organization and Coordination in 1993 and since Member of the Federal Parliament. President Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB) of the State 2005-06. Finished 3rd in the 2010 gubernal elections. (b. 1944-)

2007-11 Governor Ana Júlia de Vasconcelos Carepa, Pará
City Councillor of  Belém do Pará from 1992, Vice-Mayor 1996-2000 and Federal Senator since 2002 (b. 1957-).

2011-15 Governor Rosalba Ciarlini Rosado, Rio Grande do Norte

2015- Governor Maria Suely Silva Campos, Roraima
 

 

Last updated 21.12.15