Women in State Legislatures for 2019

7/25/2019

Women's Legislative Network logoNOTE: Information is subject to change throughout the year due to resignations, appointments and special elections.

Approximately 2,134 women serve in the 50 state legislatures in 2019. Women make up 28.9 percent of all state legislators nationwide.

This represents a significant increase from the 2018 session's ratio of 25.3 percent, and the most women elected at one time.

Women in legislative leadership in 2019.

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FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

State Map

Click on a state to see the number of women in both chambers.
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Alabama

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 0 R 11 D | 7 R
   
Total: 4 Total: 18
Total: 22 Women
15.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Alaska

SENATE HOUSE
1 D | 5 R 6 D | 11 R
   
Total: 6 Total: 17
Total: 23 Women
38.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

American Samoa

SENATE HOUSE
1 NP 1 NP
   
Total: 1 Total: 1
Total: 2 Woman
5.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Arizona

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 6 R 14 D | 8 R
   
Total: 13 Total: 22
Total: 35 Women
38.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Arkansas

SENATE HOUSE
3 D | 4 R 8 D | 17 R
   
Total: 7 Total: 25
Total: 32 Women
23.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

California

SENATE HOUSE
11 D | 3 R 21 D | 2 R
   
Total: 14 Total: 23
Total: 37 Women
30.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Colorado

SENATE HOUSE
12 D | 1 R 26 D | 8 R
   
Total: 13 Total: 34
Total: 47 Women
47% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Connecticut

SENATE HOUSE
8 D | 1 R 30 D | 23 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 53
Total: 62 Women
33.2% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

District of Columbia

COUNCIL  
3 D | 0 R | 1 Other  
   
Total: 4  
Total: 4 Women
30.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Delaware

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 1 R 9 D | 1 R
   
Total: 5 Total: 10
Total: 15 Women
24.2% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Florida

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 6 R 23 D | 13 R
   
Total: 12 Total: 36
Total: 48 Women
30.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Georgia

SENATE HOUSE
13 D | 2 R 42 D | 15 R
   
Total: 15 Total: 57
Total: 72 Women
30.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Guam

SENATE  
7 D | 3 R  
   
Total: 10  
Total: 10 Women
66.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Hawaii

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 0 R 14 D | 3 R
   
Total: 7 Total: 17
Total: 24 Women
31.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Idaho

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 5 R 7 D | 17 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 24
Total: 33 Women
31.4% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Illinois

SENATE HOUSE
18 D | 2 R 35 D | 8 R
   
Total: 20 Total: 43
Total: 63 Women
35.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Indiana

SENATE HOUSE
2 D | 7 R 17 D | 10 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 27
Total: 36 Women
24.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Iowa

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 5 R 23 D | 10 R
   
Total: 11 Total: 33
Total: 44 Women
29.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Kansas

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 8 R 17 D | 15 R
   
Total: 14 Total: 32
Total: 46 Women
27.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Kentucky

SENATE HOUSE
2 D | 2 R 18 D | 9 R
   
Total: 4 Total: 27
Total: 31 Women
22.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Louisiana

SENATE HOUSE
3 D | 2 R 8 D | 10 R
   
Total: 5 Total: 18
Total: 23 Women
16.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Maine

SENATE HOUSE
8 D | 4 R 48 D | 11 R
  1 NP
Total: 12 Total: 60
Total: 72 Women
38.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Maryland

SENATE HOUSE
13 D | 2 R 51 D | 7 R
   
Total: 15 Total: 58
Total: 73 Women
38.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Massachusetts

SENATE HOUSE
11 D | 0 R 38 D | 7 R
  1 Other
Total: 11 Total: 46
Total: 57 Women
28.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Michigan

SENATE HOUSE
8 D | 3 R 25 D | 17 R
   
Total: 11 Total: 42
Total: 53 Women
35.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Minnesota

SENATE HOUSE
10 D | 6 R 35 D | 13 R
   
Total: 16 Total: 48
Total: 64 Women
31.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Mississippi

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 5 R 8 D | 7 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 15
Total: 24 Women
13.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Missouri

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 3 R 19 D | 21 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 40
Total: 49 Women
24.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Montana

SENATE HOUSE
11 D | 2 R 21 D | 11 R
   
Total: 13 Total: 32
Total: 45 Women
30.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Nebraska

SENATE  
14 Nonpartisan  
   
   
Total: 14 Women
28.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Nevada

SENATE HOUSE
9 D | 1 R 18 D | 5 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 23
Total: 33 Women
52.4% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

New Hampshire

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 3 R 109 D | 26 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 135
Total: 145 Women
34.2% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

New York

SENATE HOUSE
14 D | 5 R 46 D | 4 R
   
Total: 19 Total: 50
Total: 69 Women
32.4% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

New Jersey

SENATE HOUSE
9 D | 1 R 21 D | 6 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 27
Total: 37 Women
30.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

New Mexico

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 2 R 24 D | 7 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 31
Total: 40 Women
35.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

North Carolina

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 4 R 23 D | 10 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 33
Total: 43 Women
25.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

North Dakota

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 7 R 8 D | 11 R
   
Total: 11 Total: 19
Total: 30 Women
21.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Ohio

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 4 R 19 D | 8 R
   
Total: 8 Total: 27
Total: 35 Women
26.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Oklahoma

SENATE HOUSE
5 D | 4 R 11 D | 12 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 23
Total: 32 Women
21.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Oregon

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 2 R 22 D | 5 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 27
Total: 36 Women
40.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Pennsylvania

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 6 R 31 D | 23 R
   
Total: 13 Total: 54
Total: 67 Women
26.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Puerto Rico

SENATE HOUSE
1 PDP | 6 NPP 2 PDP | 5 NPP
   
Total: 7 Total: 7
Total: 14 Women
17.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Rhode Island

SENATE HOUSE
14 D | 2 R 26 D | 1 R
   
Total: 16 Total: 27
Total: 43 Women
38.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

South Carolina

SENATE HOUSE
2 D | 2 R 12 D | 11 R
   
Total: 4 Total: 23
Total: 27 Women
15.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

South Dakota

SENATE HOUSE
2 D | 4 R 4 D | 15 R
   
Total: 6 Total: 19
Total: 25 Women
23.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Tennessee

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 4 R 4 D | 8 R
1 Other  
Total: 9 Total: 12
Total: 21 Women
15.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Texas

SENATE HOUSE
3 D | 6 R 28 D | 6 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 34
Total: 43 Women
23.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Utah

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 2 R 12 D | 7 R
   
Total: 6 Total: 19
Total: 25 Women
24.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Vermont

SENATE HOUSE
10 D | 0 R 46 D | 14 R
  2 Other
Total: 10 Total: 62
Total: 72 Women
40.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Virginia

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 3 R 22 D | 5 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 27
Total: 37 Women
26.4% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Washington

SENATE HOUSE
12 D | 8 R 31 D | 10 R
   
Total: 20 Total: 41
Total: 61 Women
41.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Virgin Islands

SENATE  
3 D | 0 R | 1 Other  
   
Total: 4  
Total: 4 Women
26.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Northern Marianas

SENATE HOUSE
0 D | 1 R 0 D | 1 R
   
Total: 1 Total: 1
Total: 2 Women
7.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

West Virgina

SENATE HOUSE
0 D | 3 R 8 D | 8 R
   
Total: 3 Total: 16
Total: 19 Women
14.2% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Wisconsin

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 2 R 18 D | 10 R
   
Total: 8 Total: 28
Total: 36 Women
27.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Wyoming

SENATE HOUSE
1 D | 5 R 4 D | 4 R
   
Total: 6 Total: 8
Total: 14 Women
15.6% female legislators
 

Women Serving in the 50 States | 2019
STATE NUMBER OF FEMALE LEGISLATORS IN THE HOUSE / ASSEMBLY NUMBER OF FEMALE LEGISLATORS IN THE SENATE TOTAL NUMBER OF FEMALE LEGISLATORS TOTAL SEATS IN THE LEGISLATURE PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN THE LEGISLATURE
Alabama 18 4 22 140 15.7%
Alaska 17 6 23 60 38.3%
Arizona 22 13 35 90 38.9%
Arkansas 25 7 32 135 23.7%
California 23 14 37 120 30.8%
Colorado 34 13 47 100 47.0%
Connecticut 53 9 62 187 33.2%
Delaware 10 5 15 62 24.2%
Florida 36 12 48 160 30.0%
Georgia 57 15 72 236 30.5%
Hawaii 17 7 24 76 31.6%
Idaho 24 9 33 105 31.4%
Illinois 43 20 63 177 35.6%
Indiana 27 9 36 150 24.0%
Iowa 33 11 44 150 29.3%
Kansas 32 14 46 165 27.9%
Kentucky 27 4 31 138 22.5%
Louisiana 18 5 23 144 16.0%
Maine 60 12 72 186 38.7%
Maryland 58 15 73 188 38.8%
Massachusetts 46 11 57 200 28.5%
Michigan 42 11 57 148 35.8%
Minnesota 48 16 64 201 31.8%
Mississippi 15 9 24 174 13.8%
Missouri 40 9 49 197 24.9%
Montana 32 13 45 150 30.0%
Nebraska Unicameral 14 14 49 28.6%
Nevada 23 10 33 63 52.4%
New Hampshire 135 10 145 424 34.2%
New Jersey 27 10 37 120 30.8%
New Mexico 31 9 40 112 35.7%
New York 50 19 69 213 32.4%
North Carolina 33 10 43 170 25.3%
North Dakota 19 11 30 141 21.3%
Ohio 27 8 35 132 26.5%
Oklahoma 23 9 32 149 21.5%
Oregon 27 9 36 90 40.0%
Pennsylvania 54 13 67 253 26.5%
Rhode Island 27 16 43 113 38.1%
South Carolina 23 4 27 170 15.9%
South Dakota 19 6 25 105 23.8%
Tennessee 12 9 21 132 15.9%
Texas 34 9 43 181 23.8%
Utah 19 6 25 104 24.0%
Vermont 62 10 72 180 40.0%
Virginia 27 10 37 140 26.4%
Washington 41 20 61 147 41.5%
West Virginia 16 3 19 134 14.2%
Wisconsin 28 8 36 132 27.3%
Wyoming 8 6 14 90 15.6%
           
TOTAL 1,622 512 2,134 7,383 28.9%

 

Partisan Composition of Women in the 50 State Legislatures | 2019
Democratic Party 1,453
Republican Party 662
Third Party 5
Nonpartisan (Nebraska) 14

  Contact Martha Saenz for more information or archives, 303-364-7700.

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