Women in State Legislatures for 2015

9/4/2015

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Approximately 1,800 women serve in the 50 state legislatures at this point in the 2015 legislative session. Women make up 24.4 percent of all state legislators nationwide.

This is represents little change from the 2014 session's ratio of 24.2 percent.

Read about women serving in legislative leadership in 2015 here.

 

Women Serving in the 50 States | 2015
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 16 4 20 140 14.3%
Alaska 12 5 17 60 28.3%
Arizona 19 13 32 90 35.6%
Arkansas 20 7 27 135 20.0%
California 19 12 31 120 25.8%
Colorado 30 12 42 100 42.0%
Connecticut 44 9 53 187 28.3%
Delaware 9 6 15 62 24.2%
Florida 28 12 40 160 25.0%
Georgia 47 9 56 236 23.7%
Hawaii 14 8 22 76 28.9%
Idaho 19 10 29 105 27.6%
Illinois 41 14 55 177 31.1%
Indiana 22 9 31 150 20.7%
Iowa 27 7 34 150 22.7%
Kansas 28 13 41 165 24.8%
Kentucky 19 4 23 138 16.7%
Louisiana 13 4 17 144 11.8%
Maine 46 8 54 186 29.0%
Maryland 46 13 59 188 31.4%
Massachusetts 39 12 51 200 25.5%
Michigan 27 4 31 148 20.9%
Minnesota 44 23 67 201 33.3%
Mississippi 22 8 30 174 17.2%
Missouri 43 6 49 197 24.9%
Montana 29 18 47 150 31.3%
Nebraska Unicameral 11 11 49 22.4%
Nevada 16 5 21 63 33.3%
New Hampshire 115 8 123 424 29.0%
New Jersey 25 11 36 120 30.0%
New Mexico 23 7 30 112 26.8%
New York 41 11 52 213 24.4%
North Carolina 26 12 38 170 22.4%
North Dakota 19 8 27 141 19.1%
Ohio 26 7 33 132 25.0%
Oklahoma 14 6 20 149 13.4%
Oregon 20 8 28 90 31.1%
Pennsylvania 37 9 46 253 18.2%
Rhode Island 21 10 31 113 27.4%
South Carolina 22 1 23 170 13.5%
South Dakota 15 7 22 105 21.0%
Tennessee 17 6 23 132 17.4%
Texas 29 7 36 181 19.9%
Utah 10 6 16 104 15.4%
Vermont 64 9 73 180 40.6%
Virginia 16 8 24 140 17.1%
Washington 31 18 49 147 33.3%
West Virginia 19 1 20 134 14.9%
Wisconsin 22 11 33 132 25.0%
Wyoming 11 1 12 90 13.3%
           
TOTAL 1,362 438 1,800 7,383 24.4%

 

Partisan Composition of Women in the 50 State Legislatures | 2015
Democratic Party 1,080
Republican Party 704
Third Party 5
Nonpartisan (Nebraska) 11

 

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