Women in State Legislatures for 2021

2/12/2021

Women's Legislative Network logoApproximately 2,259 women serve in the 50 state legislatures in 2021, making up 30.6% of all state legislators nationwide.

After the 2020 elections, women legislators reached a historical record of representation. This represents a steady increase over the past three years, with a significant increase in 2018 when women represented 25 percent of legislative bodies.

For more information on Female Legislative Leaders in 2021, click here

NOTE:  The research is subject to human error and may reflect discrepancies due to legislative vacancies. Information is subject to change throughout the year due to resignations, appointments and special elections.

Text/HTML

Longer descriptiont than title Women in State Legislatures AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MO MS MT NE NV NH NY NJ NM NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC AS GU MP PR VI
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

State Map

Click on a state to see the number of women in both chambers.
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Alabama

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 0 R 11 D | 7 R
   
Total: 4 Total: 18
Total: 22 Women
15.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Alaska

SENATE HOUSE
3 D | 2 R 7 D | 6 R
   
Total: 5 Total: 13
Total: 18 Women
30% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

American Samoa

SENATE HOUSE
1 NP 1 NP
   
Total: 1 Total: 1
Total: 2 Woman
5.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Arizona

SENATE HOUSE
9 D | 6 R 14 D | 10 R
   
Total: 15 Total: 24
Total: 39 Women
43.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Arkansas

SENATE HOUSE
3 D | 4 R 9 D | 47 R
   
Total: 7 Total: 23
Total: 30 Women
22.2% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

California

SENATE HOUSE
12 D | 3 R 20 D | 5 R
   
Total: 15 Total: 25
Total: 40 Women
33.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Colorado

SENATE HOUSE
11 D | 1 R 28 D | 6 R
   
Total: 12 Total: 34
Total: 46 Women
46% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Connecticut

SENATE HOUSE
8 D | 1 R 35 D | 20 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 55
Total: 64 Women
34.2% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

District of Columbia

COUNCIL  
3 D | 0 R | 1 Other  
   
Total: 4  
Total: 4 Women
30.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Delaware

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 0 R 11 D | 1 R
   
Total: 7 Total: 12
Total: 19 Women
30.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Florida

SENATE HOUSE
8 D | 7 R 23 D | 17 R
   
Total: 15 Total: 40
Total: 55 Women
34.4% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Georgia

SENATE HOUSE
14 D | 2 R 45 D | 16 R
   
Total: 16 Total: 61
Total: 77 Women
32.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Guam

SENATE  
7 D | 3 R  
   
Total: 10  
Total: 10 Women
66.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Hawaii

SENATE HOUSE
9 D | 0 R 14 D | 2 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 16
Total: 25 Women
32.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Idaho

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 6 R 16 D | 6 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 22
Total: 32 Women
30.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Illinois

SENATE HOUSE
20 D | 3 R 38 D | 7 R
   
Total: 23 Total: 45
Total: 68 Women
38.4% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Indiana

SENATE HOUSE
2 D | 7 R 15 D | 14 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 29
Total: 39 Women
26.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Iowa

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 5 R 21 D | 10 R
   
Total: 13 Total: 31
Total: 44 Women
29.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Kansas

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 10 R 17 D | 13 R
   
Total: 17 Total: 33
Total: 50 Women
30.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Kentucky

SENATE HOUSE
2 D | 2 R 17 D | 14 R
   
Total: 6 Total: 31
Total: 37 Women
26.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Louisiana

SENATE HOUSE
3 D | 3 R 11 D | 9 R
   
Total: 6 Total: 20
Total: 26 Women
18.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Maine

SENATE HOUSE
10 D | 4 R 48 D | 17 R
  1 NP
Total: 14 Total: 67
Total: 81 Women
43.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Maryland

SENATE HOUSE
13 D | 2 R 53 D | 8 R
   
Total: 15 Total: 61
Total: 76 Women
40.4% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Massachusetts

SENATE HOUSE
12 D | 0 R 44 D | 5 R
  1 Other
Total: 12 Total: 50
Total: 62 Women
31% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Michigan

SENATE HOUSE
8 D | 3 R 27 D | 15 R
   
Total: 11 Total: 42
Total: 53 Women
35.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Minnesota

SENATE HOUSE
10 D | 6 R 35 D | 8 R
   
Total: 20 Total: 50
Total: 70 Women
34.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Mississippi

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 8 R 9 D | 8 R
  1 NP
Total: 12 Total: 17
Total: 29 Women
16.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Missouri

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 3 R 25 D | 15 R
   
Total: 11 Total: 40
Total: 51 Women
25.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Montana

SENATE HOUSE
11 D | 2 R 17 D | 19 R
   
Total: 13 Total: 36
Total: 47 Women
31.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Nebraska

SENATE  
14 Nonpartisan  
   
   
Total: 14 Women
28.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Nevada

SENATE HOUSE
9 D | 2 R 20 D | 8 R
   
Total: 11 Total: 28
Total: 39 Women
61.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

New Hampshire

SENATE HOUSE
5 D | 5 R 93 D | 49 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 142
Total: 152 Women
35.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

New York

SENATE HOUSE
10 D | 5 R 42 D | 4 R
   
Total: 15 Total: 46
Total: 61 Women
28.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

New Jersey

SENATE HOUSE
9 D | 1 R 20 D | 6 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 26
Total: 36 Women
30% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

New Mexico

SENATE HOUSE
10 D | 2 R 28 D | 8 R
   
Total: 12 Total: 37
Total: 49 Women
43.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

North Carolina

SENATE HOUSE
9 D | 6 R 21 D | 8 R
   
Total: 15 Total: 29
Total: 44 Women
25.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

North Dakota

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 7 R 8 D | 12 R
   
Total: 11 Total: 20
Total: 31 Women
22.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Ohio

SENATE HOUSE
5 D | 3 R 19 D | 14 R
   
Total: 8 Total: 33
Total: 41 Women
31.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Oklahoma

SENATE HOUSE
5 D | 4 R 10 D | 13 R
   
Total: 9 Total: 23
Total: 33 Women
21.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Oregon

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 1 R 22 D | 8 R
   
Total: 8 Total: 30
Total: 38 Women
42.2% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Pennsylvania

SENATE HOUSE
8 D | 6 R 32 D | 27 R
   
Total: 14 Total: 59
Total: 73 Women
27.3% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Puerto Rico

SENATE HOUSE
1 PDP | 6 NPP 2 PDP | 5 NPP
   
Total: 7 Total: 7
Total: 14 Women
17.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Rhode Island

SENATE HOUSE
17 D | 2 R 29 D | 3 R
   
Total: 19 Total: 32
Total: 51 Women
45.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

South Carolina

SENATE HOUSE
2 D | 3 R 13 D | 12 R
   
Total: 5 Total: 25
Total: 30 Women
17.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

South Dakota

SENATE HOUSE
1 D | 7 R 4 D | 17 R
   
Total: 8 Total: 21
Total: 29 Women
27.6% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Tennessee

SENATE HOUSE
5 D | 3 R 4 D | 10 R
1 Other  
Total: 8 Total: 14
Total: 22 Women
16.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Texas

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 6 R 30 D | 6 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 36
Total: 46 Women
25.4% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Utah

SENATE HOUSE
4 D | 1 R 12 D | 8 R
   
Total: 5 Total: 20
Total: 25 Women
24.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Vermont

SENATE HOUSE
10 D | 0 R 50 D | 14 R
  3 Other
Total: 10 Total: 67
Total: 77 Women
42.8% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Virginia

SENATE HOUSE
7 D | 4 R 25 D | 6 R
   
Total: 11 Total: 31
Total: 42 Women
30.0% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Washington

SENATE HOUSE
12 D | 8 R 33 D | 9 R
   
Total: 19 Total: 42
Total: 61 Women
41.5% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Virgin Islands

SENATE  
3 D | 0 R | 1 Other  
   
Total: 4  
Total: 4 Women
26.7% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Northern Marianas

SENATE HOUSE
0 D | 1 R 0 D | 1 R
   
Total: 1 Total: 1
Total: 2 Women
7.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

West Virgina

SENATE HOUSE
0 D | 3 R 4 D | 9 R
   
Total: 3 Total: 13
Total: 16 Women
11.9% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Wisconsin

SENATE HOUSE
6 D | 4 R 21 D | 10 R
   
Total: 10 Total: 31
Total: 41 Women
31.1% female legislators
FEMALE LEGISLATORS:
  0-14%
  15-24%
  25-34%
  35-50%
  51%+

Wyoming

SENATE HOUSE
0 D | 5 R 3 D | 7 R
   
Total: 5 Total: 10
Total: 15 Women
16.7% female legislators
 

Text/HTML

Women Serving in the 50 States | 2021
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 18 4 22 140 15.7%
Alaska 13 5 18 60 30.0%
Arizona 24 15 39 90 43.3%
Arkansas 23 7 30 135 22.2%
California 25 15 40 120 33.3%
Colorado 34 12 46 100 46.0%
Connecticut 55 9 64 187 34.2%
Delaware 12 7 19 62 30.6%
Florida 40 15 55 160 34.4%
Georgia 61 16 77 236 32.6%
Hawaii 16 9 25 76 32.9%
Idaho 22 10 32 105 30.5%
Illinois 45 23 68 177 38.4%
Indiana 29 10 39 150 26.0%
Iowa 31 13 44 150 29.3%
Kansas 33 17 50 165 30.3%
Kentucky 31 6 37 138 26.8%
Louisiana 20 6 26 144 18.1%
Maine 67 14 81 186 43.5%
Maryland 61 15 76 188 40.4%
Massachusetts 50 12 62 200 31.0%
Michigan 42 11 53 148 35.8%
Minnesota 50 20 70 201 34.8%
Mississippi 17 12 29 174 16.7%
Missouri 40 11 51 197 25.9%
Montana 36 11 47 150 31.3%
Nebraska Unicameral 13 13 49 26.5%
Nevada 28 11 39 63 61.9%
New Hampshire 142 10 152 424 35..8%
New Jersey 26 10 36 120 30.0%
New Mexico 37 12 49 112 43.8%
New York 46 15 61 213 28.6%
North Carolina 29 15 44 170 25.9%
North Dakota 20 11 31 141 22.0%
Ohio 33 8 41 132 31.1%
Oklahoma 23 9 32 149 21.5%
Oregon 30 8 38 90 42.2%
Pennsylvania 59 14 73 253 28.9%
Rhode Island 32 19 51 113 45.1%
South Carolina 25 5 30 170 17.6%
South Dakota 21 8 29 105 27.6%
Tennessee 14 8 22 132 16.7%
Texas 36 10 46 181 25.4%
Utah 20 5 25 104 24.0%
Vermont 67 10 77 180 41.5%
Virginia 31 11 42 140 30.0%
Washington 42 19 61 147 41.5%
West Virginia 13 3 16 134 11.9%
Wisconsin 31 10 41 132 31.1%
Wyoming 10 5 15 90 16.7%
           
TOTAL 1,706 553 2,259 7,383 30.61%

 

Partisan Composition of Women in the 50 State Legislatures | 2021
Democratic Party 1,509
Republican Party 729
Third Party 7
Nonpartisan (Nebraska) 14

  Contact Martha Saenz for more information or archives, 303-364-7700.

Additional Resources