Female Legislative Leaders 2020

1/16/2020

Seventy-five 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 2020 legislative session.

More data about women in state legislatures in 2019 .

Women in Leadership | 2020
State Name Position
 Alabama

 

 

 Alaska

Senator Mia Costello (R)

Senator Cathy Giessel (R)

Senate Majority Leader

Senate President

 Arizona

Senator Sylvia Allen (R)

Senator Karen Fann (R)

Representative Charlene Fernandez (D)

Senate President Pro Tem

Senate President

House Minority Leader

 Arkansas    
 California

Senator Toni Atkins (D)

Senator Shannon Grove (R)

Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R)

Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Minority Leader

Assembly Minority Leader

 Colorado

Speaker KC Becker (D)

Representative Janet Buckner (D)

Speaker of the House

Speaker Pro Tem

 Connecticut Representative Themis Klarides (R) House Minority Leader
 Delaware Representative Valerie Longhurst (D)

Senator Nicole Poore (D)

House Majority Leader

Senate Majority Leader

 Florida

Senator Audrey Gibson (D)

Representative Marylynn Magar (R)

Senator Kathleen Passidomo (R)

Senate Minority Leader

Speaker Pro Tem

Senate Majority Leader

 Georgia

Representative Jan Jones (R)

Speaker Pro Tem

 Hawaii

Representative Della Au Belatti (D)

Senator Michelle Kidani (D)

House Majority Leader

Vice President of the Senate

 Idaho Senator Michelle Stennett (D) Senate Minority Leader
 Illinois

 

 
 Indiana    
 Iowa

Senator Janet Peterson (D)

Senate Minority Leader

Kansas Senator Susan Wagle (R) Senate President
Kentucky

 

 

Louisiana

Senator Beth Mizell (R)

Senate President Pro Tem
Maine

Representative Kathleen Dillingham (R)

Speaker Sara Gideon (D)

House Minority Floor Leader

Speaker of the House

Maryland

Delegate Kathleen Dumais (D)

Senator Melony Griffith (D)

Senator Nancy King (D)

Speaker Adrienne Jones (D)

House Majority Leader

Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Majority Leader

Speaker of the House

Massachusetts

Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D)

Representative Patricia Haddad (D)

Senator Karen Spilka (D)

Senate Majority Leader

Speaker Pro Tem

Senate President

Michigan

Representative Chistine Greig (D)

House Minority Leader

Minnesota

Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL)

Speaker of the House

 Mississippi    
 Missouri

Representative Crystal Quade (D)

Senator Gina Walsh (D)

House Minority Floor Leader

Senate Minority Floor Leader

 Montana

 

 

 Nebraska    
 Nevada

Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)

Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)

Assembly Majority Leader

Senate Majority Floor Leader

 New Hampshire

Representative Karen Ebel (D)

Senator Donna Soucy (D)

Representative Lucy Weber (D)

Deputy Speaker

Senate President

Speaker Pro Tem

 New Jersey

Senator M. Teresa Ruiz (D)

Senator Loretta Weinberg (D)

Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Majority Leader

 New Mexico

Senator Mary Kay Papen (D)

Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D)

Senate President Pro Tem

House Majority Floor Leader

 New York

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D)

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D)

Assembly Majority Leader

Senate President and Majority Leader

 North Carolina Representative Sarah Stevens (R) Speaker Pro Tem
 North Dakota Senator Joan Heckaman (D) Senate Minority Leader
 Ohio Representative Emilia Sykes (D) House Minority Leader
 Oklahoma

Senator Kim David (R)

Senator Kay Floyd (D)

Representative Emily Virgin (D)

Senate Majority Floor Leader

Senate Minority Leader

House Minority Leader

 Oregon

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (D)

Senator Ginny Burdick (D)

Speaker Tina Kotek (D)

Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Majority Leader
Speaker of the House

 Pennsylvania    
 Rhode Island  

 

 South Carolina    
 South Dakota Senator Kris Langer (R) Senate Majority Leader
 Tennessee Representative Karen Camper (D) House Minority Leader
 Texas    
 Utah Senator Karen Mayne (D) Senate Minority Leader
 Vermont

Senator Becca Balint (D)

Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D)

Representative Jill Krowinski (D)

Representative Patricia McCoy (R)

Senate Majority Leader

Speaker of the House

House Majority Leader

House Minority Leader

 Virginia

Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D)

Delegate  Charniele Herring (D)

Speaker of the House 

House Majority Leader

 Washington

Senator Karen Keiser (D)

Senate President Pro Tem

 West Virginia

Senator Donna Boley (R)

Delegate Amy Summers (R)

Senate President Pro Tem

House Majority Leader

 Wisconsin

Senator Jennifer Shilling (D)

Senate Minority Leader

 Wyoming

Representative Cathy Connolly (D)

House Minority Floor Leader

 District of Columbia    
 American Samoa    
 Guam

Speaker Tina Muna Barnes (D)

Senator Telena Cruz Nelson (D)

Speaker of the Legislature

Vice Speaker and Majority Leader

 Northern Mariana Islands Representative Janet Maratita (R) Vice Speaker of the House
 Puerto Rico

 

 
 U.S. Virgin Islands    

More about Women in Leadership, 2020

Statistics
Total number of women in legislative leadership 75
Total women in leadership in House chambers 37
Total women in leadership in Senate chambers (including unicameral legislatures) 38
Total Democrats 55
Total Republicans 20
Total Third-Party 0

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