Women Serving in the 50 States | 2016
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
13
5
18
60
30.0%
Arizona
19
13
32
90
35.6%
Arkansas
19
7
26
135
19.3%
California
19
11
30
120
25.0%
Colorado
30
12
42
100
42.0%
Connecticut
43
9
52
187
27.8%
Delaware
9
6
15
62
24.2%
Florida
28
12
40
160
25.0%
Georgia
48
10
58
236
24.6%
Hawaii
14
8
22
76
28.9%
Idaho
19
10
29
105
27.6%
Illinois
42
15
57
177
32.2%
Indiana
22
9
31
150
20.7%
Iowa
27
7
34
150
22.7%
Kansas
27
13
40
165
24.2%
Kentucky
18
4
22
138
15.9%
Louisiana
17
5 22
144
15.3%
Maine
46
9
55
186
29.6%
Maryland
47
12
59
188
31.4%
Massachusetts
38
12
50
200
25.0%
Michigan
26
4
30
148
20.3%
Minnesota
44
23
67
201
33.3%
Mississippi
14
9
23
174
13.2%
Missouri
43
6
49
197
24.9%
Montana
29
18
47
150
31.3%
Nebraska
Unicameral
11
11
49
22.4%
Nevada
15
4
19
63
30.2%
New Hampshire
113
8
121
424
28.5%
New Jersey
25
11
36
120
30.0%
New Mexico
23
6
29
112
25.9%
New York
43
11
54
213
25.4%
North Carolina
26
13
39
170
22.9%
North Dakota
19
8
27
141
19.1%
Ohio
27
7
34
132
25.8%
Oklahoma
15
6
21
149
14.1%
Oregon
20
8
28
90
31.1%
Pennsylvania
38
9
47
253
18.6%
Rhode Island
21
10
31
113
27.4%
South Carolina
23
2
25
170
14.7%
South Dakota
15
7
22
105
21.0%
Tennessee
16
6
22
132
16.7%
Texas
29
7
36
181
19.9%
Utah
10
6
16
104
15.4%
Vermont
65
9
74
180
41.1%
Virginia
18
9
27
140
19.3%
Washington
33
17
50
147
34.0%
West Virginia
18
2
20
134
14.9%
Wisconsin
22
11
33
132
25.0%
Wyoming
11
1
12
90
13.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL
1,363
442
1,805
7,383
24.4%

 

Partisan Composition of Women in the 50 State Legislatures | 2016
Democratic Party 1,074
Republican Party 710
Third Party 10
Nonpartisan (Nebraska)

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Additional Resources

Women in State Legislatures for 2016

9/20/2016

Women's Legislative Network logoNOTE: Current 2017 information is here.

Approximately 1,805 women served in the 50 state legislatures in 2016. Women made up 24.4 percent of all state legislators nationwide.

This represents little change from the 2015 session's ratio of 24.4 percent.

Read about women serving in legislative leadership in 2016 here.

WOMEN IN STATE LEGISLATURES FOR 2016

       
0-14 percent women in the legislature 15-24 percent women in the legislature 25-34 percent women in the legislature 35-46 percent women in the legislature