Women in Legislative Leadership, 2013

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Women serving as Speaker of the House, President of the Senate, Speaker Pro Tem, Senate President Pro Tem, Majority Leader, and Minority Leader during the 2013 legislative session.

More data about women in state legislatures in 2013 is here.

 

 

 

 

Women in Leadership, 2013

Updated 10/15/2013

State Name Position
 Alabama Lt. Governor Kay Ivey (R) Lt. Governor/Senate President
 Alaska Representative Beth Kerttula (D) House Minority Leader
 Arizona Senator Gail Griffin (R)
Senator Leah Landrum Taylor (D)
Senate President Pro Tem
Senate Minority Leader
 Arkansas    
 California Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D)
Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D)
Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R)
Senator Ellen Corbett (D)
Speaker Pro Tem
Assembly Majority Leader
Assembly Minority Leader
Senate Majority Leader
 Colorado

Representative Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D)
Senator Morgan Carroll (D)
Senator Lucia Guzman (D)

House Majority Leader
Senate President
Senate President Pro Tem

 Connecticut    
 Delaware Representative Valerie Longhurst (D)
Senator Patricia Blevins (D) 
House Majority Leader
Senate President Pro Tem
 Florida Representative Marti Coley (R)
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R)
Speaker Pro Tempore
Senate Majority Leader
 Georgia

Representative Jan Jones (R)
Representative Stacey Abrams (D)

Speaker Pro Tem
House Minority Leader

 Hawaii Senator Donna Mercado Kim (D)  Senate President 
 Idaho Senator Michelle Stennett (D) Senate Minority Leader
 Illinois

Representative Barbara Flynn Currie (D)

Senator Christine Radogno (R) 

House Majority Leader

Senate Minority Leader

 Indiana    
 Iowa Representative Linda Upmeyer (R) 
Senator Pam Jochum (D)
House Majority Leader 
Senate President
 Kansas Representative Peggy Mast (R)
Senator Susan Wagle (R)
Speaker Pro Tem
Senate President
 Kentucky

Senator Katie Stine (R) 

Senate President Pro Tem 

 Louisiana

Senator Sharon Weston Broome (D) 

Senate President Pro Tem 
 Maine    
 Maryland

Delegate Adrienne Jones (D)

Speaker Pro Tem 
 Massachusetts

Representative Patricia Haddad (D)
Senator Therese Murray (D) 

Speaker Pro Tem
Senate President 

 Michigan

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker (R)

Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D)

Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Minority Leader 

 Minnesota

Representative Erin Murphy (DFL)
Senator Sandra Pappas (DFL)
Senator Ann Rest (DFL)

House Majority Leader
Senate President
Senate President Pro Tem

 Mississippi    
 Missouri Senator Jolie Justus (D) Senate Minority Floor Leader
 Montana

Senator Debby Barrett (R)

Senate President Pro Tem

 Nebraska    
 Nevada Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D)
Senator Debbie Smith (D) 
Speaker of the House
Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader
 New Hampshire

Speaker Terie Norelli (D)
Senator Sylvia Larsen (D)

Speaker of the House
Senate Democratic Leader

 New Jersey

Speaker Sheila Oliver (D)
Senator Nia Gill (D)

Senator Loretta Weinberg (D)

Speaker of the Assembly
Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Majority Leader

 New Mexico Senator Mary Kay Pappen (D) Senate President Pro Tem
 New York Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) Senate Democratic Leader
 North Carolina    
 North Dakota    
 Ohio Representative Barbara Sears (R) House Majority Floor Leader
 Oklahoma Representative Pam Peterson (R) House Majority Floor Leader
 Oregon

Speaker Tina Kotek (D)
Representative Val Hoyle (D)
Senator Ginny Burdick (D)

Senator Diane Rosenbaum (D)

Speaker of the House
House Majority Leader
Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Majority Leader

 Pennsylvania    
 Rhode Island Senator M. Teresa Paiva-Weed (D)  Senate President 
 South Carolina    
 South Dakota    
 Tennessee Speaker Beth Harwell (R)  Speaker of the House 
 Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D) Senate President Pro Tem
     
 Utah Speaker Rebecca Lockhart (R) 
Representative Jennifer Seelig (D)
Speaker of the House 
House Minority Leader
 Vermont    
 Virginia    
 Washington  

 

 West Virginia    
 Wisconsin    
 Wyoming Representative Rosie Berger (R) Speaker Pro Tem
 District of Columbia Councilwoman Mary Cheh (D) Council Chair Pro Tem 
 American Samoa    
 Guam Senator Judith Won Pat (D) Speaker of the Legislature
 Northern Mariana Islands    
 Puerto Rico

Representative Jennifer Gonzáles Colón (NPP)

House Minority Leader
 U.S. Virgin Islands    

 

More about Women in Leadership, 2013

 
Total number of women in legislative leadership 61
Total women in leadership in House chambers 27
Total women in leadership in Senate chambers (including unicameral legislatures) 34
Total Democrats 42
Total Republicans 18
Total Third-Party 1


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