Women Legislative Leaders 2017

11/17/2017

Women's Legislative Network LogoSixty-nine women serve as speaker of the House, president of the Senate, speaker pro tem, Senate president pro tem, majority leader or minority leader during the 2017 legislative session.

More data about women in state legislatures in 2017.

Women in Leadership | 2017
State Name Position
 Alabama

 

 

 Alaska

Senator Berta Gardner (D)

Representative Charisse Millett (R)

Senate Minority Leader

House Minority Leader

 Arizona

Senator Katie Hobbs (D)

Senator Debbie Lesko (R)

Representative Rebecca Rios (D)

Senator Kimberly Yee (R)

Senate Minority Leader

Senate President Pro Tem

House Minority Leader

Senate Majority Leader

 Arkansas    
 California

Senator Patricia Bates (R)

Senate Minority Leader

 Colorado

Representative KC Becker (D)

Representative Jessie Danielson (D)

Speaker Crisanta Duran (D)

Senator Lucia Guzman (D)

House Majority Leader

Speaker Pro Tem

Speaker of the House

Senate Minority Leader

 Connecticut Representative Themis Klarides (R) House Minority Leader
 Delaware Senator Margaret Rose Henry (D)

Representative Valerie Longhurst (D)

Senate Majority Leader

House Majority Leader

 Florida

Representative Janet Cruz (D)

Senator Anitere Flores (R)

Representative Jeanette Nunez (R)

House Minority Leader

Senate President Pro Tem

Speaker Pro Tem

 Georgia

Representative Stacey Abrams (D)

Representative Jan Jones (R)

House Minority Leader

Speaker Pro Tem

 Hawaii

Representative Della Au Belatti (D)

Representative Cindy Evans (D)

Senator Michelle Kidani (D)

Representative Andria Tupola (R)

Vice Speaker of the House

House Majority Leader

Vice President of the Senate

House Minority Leader

 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

Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R)

Speaker of the House

Kansas Senator Susan Wagle (R) Senate President
Kentucky

 

 

Louisiana

 

 
Maine

Speaker Sara Gideon (D)

Representative Erin Herbig (D)

Speaker of the House

House Majority Floor Leader

Maryland

Delegate Adrienne Jones (D)

Delegate Anne Kaiser (D)

Speaker Pro Tem  

House Majority Leader

Massachusetts

Senator Harriette Chandler (D)

Representative Patricia Haddad (D)

Senate Majority Leader

Speaker Pro Tem

Michigan

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker (R)

Senate President Pro Tem

Minnesota

Senator Michelle Fischbach (R)

Representative Melissa Hortman (DFL)

Representative Joyce Peppin (R)

Senate President

House Minority Leader

House Majority Leader

 Mississippi    
 Missouri

Representative Gail McCann Beatty (D)

Senator Gina Walsh (D)

House Minority Floor Leader

Senate Minority Floor Leader

 Montana

Representative Jenny Eck (D)

House Minority Leader

 Nebraska    
 Nevada

Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)

Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)

Speaker Pro Tem

Assembly Majority Leader

 New Hampshire

Senator Sharon Carson (R)

Senate President Pro Tem

 New Jersey

Senator Nia Gill (D)

Senator Loretta Weinberg (D)

Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Majority Leader

 New Mexico

Senator Mary Kay Papen (D)

Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D)

Senate President Pro Tem

House Majority Floor Leader

 New York Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) Senate Minority Leader
 North Carolina Representative Sarah Stevens (R) Speaker Pro Tem
 North Dakota Senator Joan Heckaman (D) Senate Minority Leader
 Ohio Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R) House Majority Floor Leader
 Oklahoma Representative Lee Denney (R) Speaker Pro Tem
 Oregon

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (D)

Senator Ginny Burdick (D)

Speaker Tina Kotek (D)

Representative Jennifer Williamson (D)

Senator Jackie Winters (R)

Senate President Pro Tem

Senate Majority Leader
Speaker of the House

House Majority Leader

Senate Minority Leader

 Pennsylvania    
 Rhode Island

Representative Patricia Morgan (R)

House Minority Leader

 South Carolina    
 South Dakota    
 Tennessee Speaker Beth Harwell (R)  Speaker of the House 
 Texas    
 Utah    
 Vermont

Senator Becca Balint (D)

Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D)

Representative Jill Krowinski (D)

Senate Majority Leader

Speaker of the House

House Majority Leader

 Virginia    
 Washington

Senator Sharon Nelson (D)

Representative Tina Orwell (D)

Senate Minority Leader

Speaker Pro Tem

 West Virginia Senator Donna Boley (R) Senate President Pro Tem
 Wisconsin

Senator Jennifer Shilling (D)

Senate Minority Leader

 Wyoming

Representative Cathy Connolly (D)

House Minority Floor Leader

 District of Columbia    
 American Samoa    
 Guam    
 Northern Mariana Islands    
 Puerto Rico

Representative Maria de Lourdes Ramos Rivera (PNP)

Vice Speaker of the House
 U.S. Virgin Islands Senator Nereida Rivera O'Reilly (I) Vice President

More about Women in Leadership, 2017

Statistics
Total number of women in legislative leadership 69
Total women in leadership in House chambers 39
Total women in leadership in Senate chambers (including unicameral legislatures) 30
Total Democrats 43
Total Republicans 22
Total Third-Party 2

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