Arkansas

Current Numbers

Congress
0
0% of 6 seats

(2 Senate, 4 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(2R)
28.6% of 7 seats
State Legislature
31
(13D, 18R)
23% of 135 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Blanche M. Lambert Lincoln D U.S. Senator 1999-2010
Blanche M. Lambert Lincoln D U.S. Representative 1993-1996
Catherine Dorris Norrell D U.S. Representative 1961-1962 Norrell won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Hattie Wyatt Caraway D U.S. Senator 1931-1944 Caraway is the first woman to have chaired a standing committee in the Senate. She was initially appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband; her subsequent election made her the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
Effiegene Lock Wingo D U.S. Representative 1930-1933 Wingo simultaneously won a special election to complete the unexpired term caused by the death of her husband and a regular election.
Pearl Peden Oldfield D U.S. Representative 1929-1931 Oldfield won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Andrea D. Lea R Auditor 2015-present
Leslie Rutledge R Attorney General 2015-present
Martha A. Shoffner D Treasurer 2007-2013
Jimmie Lou Fisher D Treasurer 1981-2002
Sharon Priest D Secretary of State 1995-2002
Julia Hughes Jones R Auditor 1981-1994 Jones was a Democrat; she switched parties in October 1993.
Mary Stallcup D Attorney General 1990-1991 Stallcup was appointed to fill a vacancy for a very brief time.
Jimmie Lou Fisher D Auditor 1979-1980 Fisher was appointed to fill a vacancy.
Nancy Johnson Hall D Treasurer 1963-1980
Nancy Johnson Hall D Secretary of State 1961-1962 Hall was appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
State Legislature - Numbers and Percentage of Officeholders by Year
Year State Rank Senate Total Women/Total Senate House Total Women/Total House Total Women/Total Legislature % Total Women
2022 41 3D | 4R 7/35 7/35 24/100 31/135 23.0
2021 41 3D | 4R 7/35 7/35 24/100 31/135 23.0
2020 33 3D | 4R 7/35 10D | 18R 28/100 35/135 25.9
2019 36 3D | 4R 7/35 9D | 17R 26/100 33/135 24.4
2018 40 3D | 5R 8/35 3D | 15R 18/100 26/135 19.3
2017 40 3D | 4R 7/35 3D | 15R 18/100 25/135 18.5
2016 36 3D | 4R 7/35 5D | 14R 19/100 26/135 19.3
2015 36 3D | 4R 7/35 6D | 14R 20/100 27/135 20.0
2014 42 3D | 3R 6/35 7D | 10R 17/100 23/135 17.0
2013 41 3D | 3R 6/35 7D | 10R 17/100 23/135 17.0
2012 31 5D | 3R 8/35 11D | 11R 22/100 30/135 22.2
2011 31 5D | 3R 8/35 11D | 11R 22/100 30/135 22.2
2010 28 4D | 2R 6/35 16D | 9R 25/100 31/135 23.0
2009 28 4D | 2R 6/35 16D | 9R 25/100 31/135 23.0
2008 29 4D | 2R 6/35 18D | 4R 22/100 28/135 20.7
2007 29 4D | 2R 6/35 18D | 4R 22/100 28/135 20.7
2006 39 4D | 2R 6/35 13D | 4R 17/100 23/135 17.0
2005 38 4D | 2R 6/35 13D | 4R 17/100 23/135 17.0
2004 41 5D | 2R 7/35 9D | 6R 15/100 22/135 16.3
2003 40 5D | 2R 7/35 9D | 6R 15/100 22/135 16.3
2002 45 2D | 2R 4/35 10D | 4R 14/100 18/135 13.3
2001 45 2D | 2R 4/35 10D | 4R 14/100 18/135 13.3
2000 43 0D | 0R 0/35 16D | 4R 20/100 20/135 15.6
1999 42 0D | 0R 0/35 16D | 4R 20/100 20/135 14.8
1998 35 0D | 1R 1/35 20D | 2R 22/100 23/135 17.0
1997 35 0D | 1R 1/35 20D | 2R 22/100 23/135 17.0
1996 43 0D | 1R 1/35 14D | 2R 16/100 17/135 12.6
1995 42 0D | 1R 1/35 14D | 2R 16/100 17/135 12.6
1994 45 1D | 0R 1/35 11D | 3R 14/100 15/135 11.1
1993 45 1D | 0R 1/35 11D | 3R 14/100 15/135 11.1
1992 46 1D | 0R 1/35 6D | 2R 8/100 9/135 6.7
1991 46 1D | 0R 1/35 6D | 2R 8/100 9/135 6.7
1990 45 2D | 0R 2/35 7D | 1R 8/100 10/135 7.4
1989 45 2D | 0R 2/35 7D | 1R 8/100 10/135 7.4
1988 46 1D | 0R 1/35 7D | 1R 8/100 9/135 6.7
1987 45 1D | 0R 1/35 7D | 1R 8/100 9/135 6.7
1986 42 1D | 0R 1/35 7D | 1R 8/100 9/135 6.7
1985 43 1D | 0R 1/35 7D | 1R 8/100 9/135 6.7
1984 47 1D | 0R 1/35 4D | 2R 6/100 7/135 5.2
1983 46 1D | 0R 1/35 4D | 2R 6/100 7/135 5.2
1981 48 1D | 0R 1/35 3D | 2R 5/100 6/135 4.4
1979 47 1D | 0R 1/35 2D | 1R 3/100 4/135 3.0
1977 47 1D | 0R 1/35 1D | 1R 2/100 3/135 2.2
1975 47 0D | 0R 0/35 2D | 1R 3/100 3/135 2.2