Current Numbers

Overview Fact Sheets (summary information for all levels of office)

Women in Elective Office 2021
Women of Color in Elective Office 2021

FEDERAL

Vice President

Kamala Harris (D)
Kamala Harris became the first woman to hold the office of Vice President on January 20, 2021. She is also the first woman of color, the first Black person, and the first South Asian person elected to this office. Previously, Vice President Harris served in the U.S. Senate as well as California’s Attorney General.

Cabinet and Cabinet-level Positions
11

Fact sheet: High-Level Presidential Appointments
Numbers only include women appointees who have been confirmed.

U.S. Supreme Court
3

CONGRESS

143

26.7% of 535 seats
Fact Sheet: Women in the U. S. Congress 2021

U.S. Senate
24

(16D, 8R) 24% of 100 seats
Fact Sheet: Women in the U.S. Senate 2021

U.S. House
119

(88D, 31R) 27.4% of 435 seats
Fact Sheet: Women in the U.S. House 2021

STATEWIDE EXECUTIVE

95

30.6% of 310 seats
(total includes 9 governors, 18 lt. governors and 68 other statewide elected officials)
Fact Sheet: Women in Statewide Elective Executive Office 2021

Governors
9

(6D, 3R); 18% of 50

Lt. Governors
18

(11D, 7R); 41.9% of 43

Other
68

(35D, 31R, 2NP) 30.9% of 217

STATE LEGISLATURE

2,286

(1,509D, 756R, 13NP, 6I, 2P) 31.0% of 7,383 seats
Fact Sheet: Women in State Legislatures 2021

State Senate
561

(362, 186R, 13NP) 28.4% of 1,972 seats

State House/Assembly
1,725

(1,147D, 570R, 6I, 2Prg) 31.9% of 5,411 seats

LOCAL

Mayors - Cities over 30,000
407

25.1% of 1,621 seats
Fact sheet: Women Mayors in U.S. Cities 2021

Mayors - 100 Largest Cities
31

31% of 100 seats Fact sheet: Women in Elective Office 2021: Municipal Officials 
 

Municipal Officeholders - Cities over 10,000

30.5%  of 28,624 seats
Fact sheet: Women in Municipal Office, Cities 10,000 and above

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