State Legislature


Number of women serving: 1,840 out of 7,383 seats
Percentage of women: 24.9%
Number of Republicans: 706
Number of Democrats: 1,112
Number of nonpartisans: 14
Number of independents: 3
Women of color: 438
First women elected: Clara Cressingham, Carrie C. Holly, and Frances Klock - 1894

infogram_0_8ab466b1-010d-4ce0-aab8-845eec8147afRep2020 Percentage of Women in State Legislatures, 1971-2015//

infogram_0_8d859155-74cb-482d-80bd-66be0bc8d0e5Rep2020: Women in State Legislatures, By Party//

Fact sheet on women in state legislatures from the Center for American Women in Politics, Rutgers University.


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