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 →

  • AL
  • AR
  • AK
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

 

State Year  Candidates Winners
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, 41R) 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 59 (43D, 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)
      ↑ ↑
NC      
  2018* 96 (64D, 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)
  *Does not include 3 (3D) candidates that are in races that are too close to call.
      ↑ ↑
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)
      ↑ ↑
OH      
  2018* 63 (49D, 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)
  *Does not include 2 (2D) candidates that are in races that are too close to call.
      ↑ ↑
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 115 (83D, 32R)*  
  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)
  *Does not include 4 (2D, 2R) candidates that are in races that are too close to call.
      ↑ ↑
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)
      ↑ ↑
WV      
  2018 39 (24D, 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)
      ↑ ↑