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Legislative Leaders Overview

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LEGISLATIVE LEADERS

Legislative Leaders

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Leaders in the News

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Leadership Listings | Interactive Map

See an up-to-date list of the top legislative leaders in each of the nation’s 99 state legislative chambers as they are confirmed, as well as for the territories.

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Roles and Responsibilities

Legislative leaders have a wide variety of different jobs and roles from state to state. You can read a brief synopses of the duties typically associated with selected leadership positions. 

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Resources on Leadership

There is simply no job like being a legislative leader. NCSL has articles and audio files where you can learn from peers and leadership experts about how to be the best legislative leader possible.

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Legislative Training Institute

NCSL is committed to the success of all legislators. Here you will find the tools, information and resources you need to craft the best solutions to difficult problems and hone your professional skills. Take advantage of your benefits as a member of NCSL.

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Female Legislative Leaders in 2021

Ninety women serve as speaker of the House, president of the Senate, speaker pro tem, Senate president pro tem, majority leader or minority leader for the 2021 legislative session. This is the highest number of women serving in leadership.