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Women in State Legislatures For 2013

Women in State Legislatures: 2013 Legislative Session 

Women's Legislative Network logoAs of November 8, 2013

NOTE: Information is subject to change due to resignations, appointments and special elections.

Approximately 1,784 women serve in the 50 state legislatures in the 2013 legislative session. Women make up 24.2 percent of all state legislators nationwide.

The ratio of female state legislators has increased only slightly from the 2012 session's ratio of 23.7 percent.
Women in legislative leadership, 2013.

Percentages of Women in State Legislatures

    5-14 percent women in the legislature
  15-24 percent women in the legislature
  25-34 percent women in the legislature
  35-44 percent women in the legislature

Women Serving in the 50 States, 2013

State
Number of Women Legislators in the House / Assembly
Number of Women Legislators in the Senate
Total Number of Women Legislators
Total Seats in the Legislature
Percentage of Women in the Legislature
Alabama
14
5
19
140
13.6%
Alaska
13
4
17 
60
28.3%
Arizona
19
13
32 
90
35.6% 
Arkansas
17
23
135
17.0%
California
20
12
32
120
26.7% 
Colorado
28
13
41
100
41.0% 
Connecticut
46
9
55
187
29.4% 
Delaware
10
16 
62
25.8% 
Florida
28 
12 
40 
160
25.0% 
Georgia
45
53
236
22.5% 
Hawaii
16
8
24
76
31.6% 
Idaho
22
27
105
25.7% 
Illinois
40
15 
55
177
31.1% 
Indiana
23 
31 
150
20.7% 
Iowa
25
10
35
150
23.3% 
Kansas
27
12 
39 
165
23.6% 
Kentucky
18
7
25 
138
18.1% 
Louisiana
13
4 17
144
11.8%
Maine
47
8
55
186
29.6% 
Maryland
46
11
57
188
30.3%
Massachusetts
38
13
51
200
25.5% 
Michigan
24
28
148
18.9% 
Minnesota
45
23 
68
201
33.8% 
Mississippi
22
8
30
174
17.2%
Missouri
38
43 
197
21.8% 
Montana
32
10
42
150
28.0% 
Nebraska
Unicameral
10 
10 
49
20.4% 
Nevada
13
4
17
63
27.0% 
New Hampshire
130
139
424
32.8% 
New Jersey
24
11
35
120
29.2%
New Mexico
25
31
112
27.7% 
New York
36
11
47
213
22.1% 
North Carolina
29
8
37
170
21.8% 
North Dakota
16
8
24
141
17.0% 
Ohio
23
31
132
23.5% 
Oklahoma
16
20
149
13.4% 
Oregon
18
8
26
90
28.9% 
Pennsylvania
37 
45 
253
17.8% 
Rhode Island
22
31 
113
27.4% 
South Carolina
21 
22 
170
12.9% 
South Dakota
18
24 
105
22.9% 
Tennessee
15
22
132
16.7% 
Texas
31
7
38
181
21.0% 
Utah
12 
17 
104
16.3% 
Vermont
64
73
180
40.6% 
Virginia
19
6
25
140
17.9%
Washington
28
17
45
147
30.6% 
West Virginia
21
22
134
16.4% 
Wisconsin
24
9
33 
132
25.0% 
Wyoming
13 
15 
90
 16.7%
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL
 1,371
413
 1,784
7,383
 24.2%

 

 

Partisan Composition of Women in the 50 State Legislatures, 2013 Session
 Democratic Party 1,134
 Republican Party 634
 Third Party 5
 Nonpartisan (Nebraska) 10
   

 







Contact Katie Ziegler for more information or archives, (303) 364-7700.
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