Women in State Legislative Elections: Historical State by State Summary

Women in State Legislative Elections by State, Over Time

These numbers are the women major party nominees and winners for each state. 
2018 candidate numbers will be listed as primaries are held.

List of women candidates for 2018 →
Summary of 2018 women candidates →

 

State Year  Candidates Winners
AL      
  2018 46 (40D, 6R)**  
  2016 * *
  2014 28 (19D, 8R, 1I) 14D, 5R, 1I)
  2012 * *
  2010 27 (18D, 8R, 1R) 19 (13D, 5R, 1I)
  2008 * *
  2006 28 (18D, 9R, 1I) 18 (14D, 3R, 1I)
  2004 * *
  2002 25 (18D, 6R, 1I) 13 (11D, 1R, 1I)
2000 * *
   *Alabama holds state legislative (senate and house) elections every four years.
      ↑ ↑
AR      
  2018 45 (23D, 22R)  
  2016 29 (13D, 16R) 20 (4D, 16R)
  2014 35 (15D, 20R) 25 (8D, 17R)
  2012 40 (22D, 18R) 23 (10D, 13R)
  2010 35 (21D, 14R) 25 (13D, 12R)
  2008 33 (19D, 14R) 30 (18D, 12R)
  2006 30 (22D, 8R) 23 (19D, 4R)
  2004 29 (19D, 10R) 21 (15D, 6R)
2002 33 (21D, 12R) 22 (14D, 8R)
  2000 24 (17D, 7R) 18 (12D, 6R)
      ↑ ↑
CA      
  2018 64 (46D, 18R)  
  2016 51 (37D, 14R) 21 (18D, 3R)
  2014 43 (24D, 19R) 24 (13D, 11R)
  2012 46 (29D, 17R) 28 (20D, 8R)
  2010 56 (35D, 21R) 26 (20D, 6R)
  2008 53 (32D, 21R) 27 (22D, 5R)
  2006 55 (32D, 23R) 30 (24D, 6R)
  2004 61 (40D, 21R) 29 (23D, 6R)
2002 56 (40D, 16R) 33 (28D, 5R)
  2000 53 (35D, 18R) 28 (23D, 5R)
      ↑ ↑
CO      
  2018 60 (42D, 18R)  
  2016 58 (35D, 23R) 34 (24D, 10R)
  2014 63 (36D, 27R) 37 (23D, 14R)
  2012 53 (33D, 20R) 34 (24D, 10R)
  2010 56 (37D, 19R) 31 (21D, 10R)
  2008 60 (39D, 21R) 35 (27D, 8R)
  2006 53 (41D, 12R) 29 (25D, 4R)
  2004 49 (33D, 16R) 29 (24D, 5R)
2002 45 (27D, 18R) 30 (19D, 11R)
  2000 44 (27D, 17R) 29 (18D, 11R)
      ↑ ↑
GA      
  2018 116 (90D, 26R)*  
  2016 75 (50D, 25R) 61 (40D, 21R)
  2014 66 (48D, 18R) 54 (36D, 18R)
  2012 72 (52D, 20R) 54 (36D, 18R)
  2010 84 (61D, 23R) 54 (36D, 18R)
  2008 55 (40D, 15R) 45 (32D, 13R)
  2006 70 (52D, 18R) 46 (32D, 14R)
  2004 64 (42D, 22R) 44 (31D, 13R)
  2002 64 (44D, 20R) 51 (38D, 13R)
2000 61 (41D, 20R) 48 (35D, 13R)
  *Does not include 8 (2D, 6R) candidates that will compete in a runoff on 7/24/18.
      ↑ ↑
IA      
  2018 77 (56D, 21R)*  
  2016 58 (42D, 16R) 31 (21D, 10R)
  2014 44 (35D, 9R) 29 (23D, 6R)
  2012 52 (28D, 14R) 34 (24D, 10R)
  2010 43 (27D, 16R) 27 (17D, 10R)
  2008 53 (36D, 17R) 30 (21D, 9R)
  2006 52 (33D, 19R) 33 (21D, 12R)
  2004 40 (23D, 17R) 27 (16D, 11R)
2002 57 (32D, 25R) 30 (17D, 13R)
  2000 41 (25D, 16R) 25 (12D, 13R)
  *Does not include 2 (2D) candidates who are in races that are too close to call.
      ↑ ↑
ID      
  2018 48 (27D, 21R)  
  2016 57 (34D, 23R) 32 (11D, 21R)
  2014 47 (26D, 21R) 28 (10D, 28R)
  2012 55 (36D, 19R) 27 (10D, 17R)
  2010 46 (28D, 18R) 28 (11D, 17R)
  2008 41 (26D, 15R) 25 (14D, 11R)
  2006 41(25D, 16R) 24 (14D, 10R)
  2004 38 (17D, 21R) 29 (10R, 19D)
  2002 53 (27D, 26R) 27 (8D, 19R)
2000 42 (21D, 21R) 25 (20D, 5R)
      ↑ ↑
IL      
  2018 94 (66D, 28R)  
  2016 87 (62D, 25R) 62 (46D, 16R)
  2014 61 (42D, 19R) 43 (34D, 9R)
  2012 74 (48D, 26R) 57 (42D, 15R)
  2010 66 (49D, 17R) 43 (32D, 11R)
  2008 64 (40D, 24R) 44 (20D, 14R)
  2006 64 (41D, 23R) 44 (32D, 12R)
  2004 58 (36D, 22R) 43 (28D, 15R)
2002 67 (38D, 29R) 47 (32D, 15R)
  2000 56 (30D, 26R) 39 (22D, 17R)
      ↑ ↑
IN      
  2018 60 (44D, 16R)  
  2016 54 (39D, 15R) 26 (12D, 14R)
  2014 34 (21D, 13R) 23 (12D, 11R)
  2012 38 (22D, 16R) 29 (14D, 15R)
  2010 34 (19D, 15R) 23 (12D, 11R)
  2008 37 (21D, 16R) 29 (16D, 13R)
  2006 31 (17D, 14R) 19 (12D, 7R)
  2004 31 (14D, 17R) 22 (11D, 11R)
2002 29 (14D, 15R) 18 (9D, 9R)
  2000 42 (20D, 22R) 23 (11D, 12R)
      ↑ ↑
KY      
  2018 71 (52D, 19R)  
  2016 37 (19D, 18R) 20 (10D, 10R)
  2014 34 (20D, 14R) 22 (12D, 10R)
  2012 31 (18D, 13R) 21 (12D, 9R)
  2010 31 (16D, 15R) 23 (12D, 11R)
  2008 22 (16D, 6R) 17 (14D, 3R)
  2006 26 (15D, 11R) 16 (10D, 6R)
  2004 21 (15D, 6R) 13 (9D, 4R)
  2002 22 (12D, 10R) 15 (9D, 6R)
2000 18 (13D, 5R) 11 (9D, 2R)
      ↑ ↑
MD      
  2018 104 (79D, 25R)**  
  2016 *  
  2014 91 (60D, 31R) 60 (46D, 14R)
  2012 * *
  2010 93 (60D, 33R) 58 (45D, 13R)
  2008 * *
  2006 92 (65D, 27R) 62 (50D, 12R)
  2004 * *
2002 95 (60D, 35R) 62 (49D. 13R)
  2000 * *
 

*Maryland holds state legislative (senate and house) elections every four years.

**Does not include 2 (2D) candidates that are in races that are too close to call.

      ↑ ↑
ME      
  2018 137 (91D, 46R)  
  2016 110 (76D, 34R) 64 (42D, 22R)
  2014 107 (67D, 40R) 54 (35D, 19R)
  2012 100 (60D, 40R) 52 (39D, 13R)
  2010 104 (64D, 40R) 52 (31D, 21R)
  2008 109 (74D, 35R) 55 (43D, 12R)
  2006 116 (72D, 44R) 57 (40D, 17R)
  2004 91 (55D, 35R, 1I) 44 (29D, 14R, 1R)
2002 87 (59D, 28R) 50 (35D, 15R)
  2000 95 (62D, 32R, 1I) 56 (39D, 16R, 1I)
      ↑ ↑
MT      
  2018 74 (59D, 15R)  
  2016 73 (53D, 20R) 35 (25D, 10R)
  2014 79 (62D, 17R) 38 (29D, 9R)
  2012 66 (48D, 18R) 40 (27D, 13R)
  2010 62 (48D, 14R) 29 (20D, 9R)
  2008 58 (44D, 14R) 35 (28D, 7R)
  2006 63 (46D, 17R) 34 (25D, 9R)
  2004 51 (37D, 14R) 34 (26D, 8R)
2002 56 (38D, 18R) 32 (21D, 11R)
  2000 57 (39D, 18R) 32 (20D, 12R)
      ↑ ↑
NC      
  2018 97 (65D, 32R)  
  2016 70 (45D, 25R) 41 (21D, 20R)
  2014 64 (45D, 9R) 39 (22D, 17R)
  2012 58 (37D, 21R) 37 (21D, 16R)
  2010 62 (38D, 24R) 38 (25D, 13R)
  2008 60 (34D, 26R) 44 (30D, 14R)
  2006 54 (37D, 17R) 42 (29D, 13R)
  2004 53 (35D, 18R) 39 (29D, 10R)
2002 58 (32D, 26R) 35 (22D, 13R)
  2000 55 (26D, 29R) 32 (18D, 14R)
      ↑ ↑
ND      
  2018 50 (34D, 16R)  
  2016 33 (23D, 10R) 9 (1D, 8R)
  2014 38 (26D, 12R) 17 (9D, 8R)
  2012 29 (21D, 8R) 11 (6D, 5R)
  2010 29 (19D, 10R) 12 (4D, 8R)
  2008 24 (16D, 8R) 9 (2D, 7R)
  2006 26 (13D, 13R) 13 (8D, 5R)
  2004 28 (17D, 11R) 13 (4D, 9R)
2002 29 (16D, 13R) 11 (5D, 6R)
  2000 33 (22D, 11R) 10 (3D, 7R)
      ↑ ↑
NE      
  2018 12 (12NP)  
  2016 12 (12NP) 9 (9NP)
  2014 7 (7NP) 3 (3NP)
  2012 11 (11NP) 6 (6NP)
  2010 6 (6NP) 4 (4NP)
  2008 9 (9NP) 7 (7NP)
  2006 7 (7NP) 3 (3NP)
  2004 7 (7NP) 6 (6NP)
2002 9 (9NP) 7 (7NP)
  2000 2 (2NP) 2 (2NP)
      ↑ ↑
NM      
  2018 45 (30D, 15R)  
  2016 47 (31D, 16R) 33 (22D, 11R)
  2014 35 (22D, 13R) 23 (13D, 10R)
  2012 51 (30D, 21R) 31 (18D, 13R)
  2010 34 (17D, 17R) 21 (12D, 9R)
  2008 47 (27D, 20R) 34 (21D, 13R)
  2006 36 (21D, 15R) 22 (10D, 12R)
  2004 50 (23D, 27R) 35 (19D, 16R)
2002 31 (17D, 14R) 22 (12D, 10R)
  2000 49 (27D, 22R) 35 (20D, 15R)
      ↑ ↑
NV      
  2018 44 (30D, 14R)  
  2016 32 (17D, 15R) 22 (17D, 5R)
  2014 28 (16D, 12R) 18 (9D, 9R)
  2012 29 (17D, 12R) 17 (15D, 2R)
  2010 31 (21D, 10R) 15 (12D, 3R)
  2008 29 (18D, 11R) 16 (14D, 2R)
  2006 27 (18D, 9R) 17 (13D, 4R)
  2004 26 (17D, 9R) 17 (13D, 4R)
2002 28 (19D, 9R) 15 (10D, 5R)
  2000 26 (16D, 10R) 20 (13D, 7R)
      ↑ ↑
OH      
  2018 64 (50D, 14R)  
  2016 52 (29D, 23R) 27 (14D, 13R)
  2014 56 (33D, 23R) 31 (16D, 15R)
  2012 48 (26D, 22R) 25 (12D, 13R)
  2010 46 (30D, 16R) 26 (16D, 10R)
  2008 46 (29D, 17R) 23 (16D, 7R)
  2006 39 (28D, 11R) 19 (14D, 5R)
  2004 40 (25D, 15R) 24 (14D, 10R)
2002 48 (27D, 21R) 25 (14D, 11R)
  2000 55 (34D, 21R) 26 (13D, 13R)
      ↑ ↑
OK      
  2018 55 (45D, 10R)*  
  2016 41 (29D, 12R) 14 (5D, 9R)
  2014 34 (19D, 15R) 18 (5D, 13R)
  2012 27 (16D, 11R) 17 (6D, 11R)
  2010 30 (15D, 15R) 17 (5D, 12R)
  2008 25 (15D, 10R) 14 (5D, 9R)
  2006 29 (17D, 12R) 15 (6D, 9R)
  2004 33 (18D, 15R) 18 (8D, 10R)
2002 24 (11D, 13R) 13 (8D, 5R)
  2000 28 (13D, 15R) 13 (7D, 6R)
  *Does not include 30 (10D, 20R) candidates who will compete in a runoff on 8/28.
      ↑ ↑
OR      
  2018 56 (38D, 18R)  
  2016 40 (26D, 14R) 25 (22D, 3R)
  2014 38 (24D, 14R) 25 (19D, 6R)
  2012 37 (25D, 12R) 23 (18D, 5R)
  2010 46 (27D, 19R) 19 (13D, 6R)
  2008 28 (23D, 5R) 21 (18D, 3R)
  2006 34 (19D, 15R) 22 (14D, 8R)
  2004 36 (22D, 13R 1I) 23 (14D, 8R, 1I)
2002 38 (27D, 11R) 23 (13D, 10R)
  2000 45 (28D, 16R, 1I) 27 (16D, 10R, 1I)
      ↑ ↑
PA      
  2018 119 (85D, 34R)  
  2016 72 (42D, 30R) 42 (20D, 22R)
  2014 77 (49D, 28R) 41 (16D, 25R)
  2012 67 (38D, 29R) 41 (18D, 23R)
  2010 61 (34D, 27R) 37 (16D, 21R)
  2008 51 (26D, 25R) 32 (12D, 20R)
  2006 56 (27D, 29R) 32 (14D, 18R)
  2004 46 (21D, 25R) 29 (11D, 18R)
2002 58 (34D, 24R) 31 (13D, 18R)
  2000 65 (31D, 34R) 31 (13D, 18R)
      ↑ ↑
SC      
  2018 41 (29D, 12R)  
  2016 30 (18D, 12R) 23 (12D, 11R)
  2014 29 (19D, 10R) 22 (12D, 10R)
  2012 31 (13D, 18R) 22 (11D, 11R)
  2010 29 (20D, 9R) 16 (9D, 7R)
  2008 25 (12D, 13R) 17 (9D, 8R)
  2006 20 (11D, 9R) 14 (8D, 6R)
  2004 22 (13D, 9R) 15 (8D, 7R)
2002 19 (10D, 9R) 14 (7D, 7R)
  2000 24 (15D, 9R) 17 (9D, 8R)
      ↑ ↑
SD      
  2018 57 (37D, 20R)  
  2016 41 (23D, 18R) 20 (3D, 17R)
  2014 41 (23D, 18R) 22 (5D, 17R)
  2012 34 (17D, 17R) 24 (7D, 17R)
  2010 44 (24D, 20R) 21 (5D, 16R)
  2008 47 (33D, 14R) 20 (11D, 9R)
  2006 43 (26D, 17R) 18 (7D, 11R)
  2004 34 (19D, 15R) 17 (6D, 11R)
2002 32 (17D, 15R) 16 (5D, 11R)
  2000 29 (16D, 13R) 15 (4D, 11R)
      ↑ ↑
TX      
  2018 81 (66D, 15R)  
  2016 58 (42D, 15R, 1I) 34 (23D, 11R)
  2014 50 (33D, 17R) 32 (15R, 17D)
  2012 54 (30D, 24R) 37 (19D, 18R)
  2010 55 (30D, 25R) 35 (14D, 21R)
  2008 54 (35D, 19R) 40 (27D, 13R)
  2006 56 (34D, 22R) 35 (18D, 17R)
  2004 51 (27D, 24R) 34 (15D, 19R)
2002 51 (26D, 25R) 36 (14D, 22R)
  2000 40 (20D, 20R) 34 (18D, 16R)
      ↑ ↑
UT      
  2018 47 (36D, 11R)  
  2016 38 (28D, 10R) 16 (10D, 6R)
  2014 37 (29D, 8R) 14 (9D, 5R)
  2012 36 (25D, 11R) 14 (9D, 5R)
  2010 32 (22D, 10R) 17 (11D, 6R)
  2008 44 (33D, 11R) 21 (14D, 7R)
  2006 40 (24D, 16R) 17 (9D, 8R)
  2004 29 (14D, 15R) 17 (6D, 11R)
2002 34 (18D, 16R) 22 (10D, 12R)
  2000 33 (22D, 11R) 18 (9D, 9R)
      ↑ ↑
WV      
  2018 40 (25D, 15R)  
  2016 40 (21D, 19R) 18 (2D, 16R)
  2014 46 (21D, 25R) 19 (6D, 13R)
  2012 35 (18D, 17R) 21 (11D, 10R)
  2010 31 (18D, 13R) 20 (14D, 6R)
  2008 34 (22D, 12R) 21 (14D, 7R)
  2006 31 (14D, 17R) 17 (12D, 5R)
  2004 34 (18D, 16R) 20 (12D, 8R)
  2002 34 (19D, 15R) 22 (14D, 8R)
  2000 34 (22D, 12R) 23 (19D, 4R)
      ↑ ↑