Women Serving in the 50 States | 2017
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
17
4
21
140
15.0%
Alaska
12
6
18
60
30.0%
Arizona
22
14
36
90
40.0%
Arkansas
18
7
25
135
18.5%
California
17
9
26
120
21.7%
Colorado
27
11
38
100
38.0%
Connecticut
43
9
52
187
27.8%
Delaware
9
4
13
62
21.0%
Florida
27
13
40
160
25.0%
Georgia
47
11
58
236
24.6%
Hawaii
14
7
21
76
27.6%
Idaho
23
9
32
105
30.5%
Illinois
45
17

62

177
35.0%
Indiana
22
8
30
150
20.0%
Iowa
28
6
34
150
22.7%
Kansas
32
15
47
165
28.5%
Kentucky
19
4
23
138
16.7%
Louisiana
17
5 22
144
15.3%
Maine
53
10
63
186
33.9%
Maryland
49
11
60
188
31.9%
Massachusetts
39
12
51
200
25.5%
Michigan
31
4
35
148
23.6%
Minnesota
49
16
65
201
32.3%
Mississippi
17
9
26
174
14.9%
Missouri
37
7
44
197
22.3%
Montana
29
14
43
150
28.7%
Nebraska
Unicameral
13
13
49
26.5%
Nevada
17
8
25
63
39.7%
New Hampshire
118
7
125
424
29.5%
New Jersey
25
12
37
120
30.8%
New Mexico
27
7
34
112
30.4%
New York
45
14
59
213
27.7%
North Carolina
30
13
43
170
25.3%
North Dakota
17
9
26
141
18.4%
Ohio
23
6
29
132
22.0%
Oklahoma
14
6
20
149
13.4%
Oregon
22
8
30
90
33.3%
Pennsylvania
40
7
47
253
18.6%
Rhode Island
23
12
35
113
31.0%
South Carolina
20
4
24
170
14.1%
South Dakota
16
5
21
105
20.0%
Tennessee
16
5
21
132
15.9%
Texas
29
8
37
181
20.4%
Utah
15
6
21
104
20.2%
Vermont
60
11
71
180
39.4%
Virginia
17
10
27
140
19.3%
Washington
36
18
54
147
36.7%
West Virginia
15
3
18
134
13.4%
Wisconsin
22
9
31
132
23.5%
Wyoming
7
3
10
90
11.1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL
1,397
446

 1,843

7,383
24.9%

 

Partisan Composition of Women in the 50 State Legislatures | 2017
Democratic Party 1,116
Republican Party 707
Third Party 7
Nonpartisan (Nebraska)

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Additional Resources

Women in State Legislatures for 2017

11/7/2017

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

Approximately 1,843 women serve in the 50 state legislatures in 2017. Women make up 24.9 percent of all state legislators nationwide.

This represents little change from the 2016 session's ratio of 24.4 percent.

Information on women in legislative leadership in 2017 is here.
The map below has detailed information that can be viewed by hovering the mouse over each state.

Note, current 2018 data is now here.

 

PERCENTAGES OF WOMEN IN STATE LEGISLATURES FOR 2017

       
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