Women in State Legislatures for 2018

6/28/2018

Women's Legislative Network logoNOTE: Preliminary information for the 2019 session is here.

Information is subject to change throughout the year due to resignations, appointments and special elections.

Approximately 1,875 women serve in the 50 state legislatures in 2018. Women make up 25.4 percent of all state legislators nationwide.

This represents a noteworthy change from the 2017 session's ratio of 24.9 percent, as the share of women legislators has finally reached one-quarter nationwide.

Information on women in legislative leadership in 2018.

The map below has detailed information that can be viewed by hovering the mouse over each state.

 

PERCENTAGES OF WOMEN IN STATE LEGISLATURES FOR 2018

       
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
 
Women Serving in the 50 States | 2018
STATE
NUMBER OF FEMALE LEGISLATORS IN THE HOUSE / ASSEMBLY
NUMBER OF FEMALE LEGISLATORS IN THE SENATE
TOTAL NUMBER OF FEMALE LEGISLATORS
TOTAL SEATS IN THE LEGISLATURE
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN THE LEGISLATURE
Alabama
17
4
21
140
15.0%
Alaska
13
6
19
60
31.7%
Arizona
22
14
36
90
40.0%
Arkansas
18
8
26
135
19.3%
California
20
9
29
120
24.2%
Colorado
27
11
38
100
38.0%
Connecticut
42
9
51
187
27.3%
Delaware
9
4
13
62
21.0%
Florida
28
14
42
160
26.3%
Georgia
50
13
63
236
26.7%
Hawaii
15
7
22
76
28.9%
Idaho
23
9
32
105
30.5%
Illinois
46
17

63

177
35.6%
Indiana
22
8
30
150
20.0%
Iowa
28
7
35
150
23.3%
Kansas
32
15
47
165
28.5%
Kentucky
19
4
23
138
16.7%
Louisiana
16
5 21
144
14.6%
Maine
53
10
63
186
33.9%
Maryland
49
12
61
188
32.4%
Massachusetts
39
10
49
200
24.5%
Michigan
33
4
37
148
25.0%
Minnesota
49
16
65
201
32.3%
Mississippi
17
9
26
174
14.9%
Missouri
39
7
46
197
23.4%
Montana
29
13
42
150
28.0%
Nebraska
Unicameral
13
13
49
26.5%
Nevada
17
7
24
63
38.1%
New Hampshire
115
7
122
424
28.8%
New Jersey
27
10
37
120
30.8%
New Mexico
27
7
34
112
30.4%
New York
45
15 60
213
28.2%
North Carolina
30
12
42
170
24.7%
North Dakota
17
9
26
141
18.4%
Ohio
23
6
29
132
22.0%
Oklahoma
14
7
21
149
14.1%
Oregon
22
8
30
90
33.3%
Pennsylvania
42
7
49
253
19.4%
Rhode Island
23
13
36
113
31.9%
South Carolina
23
4
27
170
15.9%
South Dakota
16
4
20
105
19.0%
Tennessee
16
5
21
132
15.9%
Texas
29
8
37
181
20.4%
Utah
15
5
20
104
19.2%
Vermont
61
11
72
180
40.0%
Virginia
28
10
38
140
27.1%
Washington
36
19
55
147
37.4%
West Virginia
16
4
20
134
14.9%
Wisconsin
23
9
32
132
24.2%
Wyoming
7
3
10
90
11.1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL
1,427
448

 1,875

7,383
25.4%

 

Partisan Composition of Women in the 50 State Legislatures | 2018
Democratic Party 1,148
Republican Party 705
Third Party 9
Nonpartisan (Nebraska)

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Contact the Women's Legislative Network for more information or archives, 303-364-7700.

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