Illinois

Current Numbers

Congress
7
(6D, 1R)
35% of 20 seats

(2 Senate, 18 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(2D)
33.3% of 6 seats
State Legislature
73
(61D, 12R)
41.2% of 177 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Cheri L. Bustos D U.S. Representative 2013-present
Tammy Duckworth D U.S. Senator 2017-present
Robin L. Kelly D U.S. Representative 2013-present Kelly won a special election to fill a vacancy.
Mary Miller R U.S. Representative 2021-present
Marie Newman D U.S. Representative 2021-present
Jan D. Schakowsky D U.S. Representative 1999-present
Lauren A. Underwood D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Tammy Duckworth D U.S. Representative 2013-2016
Judy Biggert R U.S. Representative 1999-2012
Melissa Bean D U.S. Representative 2005-2010
Deborah Halvorson D U.S. Representative 2009-2010
Carol Moseley Braun D U.S. Senator 1993-1998
Cardiss Collins D U.S. Representative 1973-1996 Collins initially won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband; she was subsequently re-elected.
Lynn M. Martin R U.S. Representative 1981-1990
Charlotte T. Reid R U.S. Representative 1963-1971
Marguerite S. Church R U.S. Representative 1951-1962
Edna O. Simpson R U.S. Representative 1959-1960
Emily Taft Douglas D U.S. Representative 1945-1946
Jessie Sumner R U.S. Representative 1939-1946
Ruth Hanna McCormick R U.S. Representative 1929-1931
Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck R U.S. Representative 1922-1923 Huck won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her father.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Susana A. Mendoza D Comptroller 2017-present
Juliana Stratton D Lt. Governor 2019-present
Lisa Madigan D Attorney General 2003-2018
Evelyn Sanguinetti R Lt. Governor 2015-2018
Leslie Geissler Munger R Comptroller 2015-2016 Munger was appointed in 2015
Sheila Simon D Lt. Governor 2011-2014
Judy Baar Topinka R Comptroller 2011-2014
Judy Baar Topinka R Treasurer 1995-2006
Corinne Wood R Lt. Governor 1999-2002
Loleta A. Didrickson R Comptroller 1995-1998
Dawn Clark Netsch D Comptroller 1991-1994
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 11 22D | 4R 26/59 39D | 8R 47/118 73/177 41.2
2021 11 21D | 4R 25/59 39D | 8R 47/118 72/177 40.7
2020 10 20D | 2R 22/59 36D | 7R 43/118 65/177 36.7
2019 11 17D | 2R 19/59 37D | 8R 45/118 64/177 36.2
2018 6 13D | 2R 15/59 34D | 13R 47/118 62/177 35
2017 6 13D | 4R 17/59 33D | 12R 45/118 62/177 35
2016 6 12D | 4R 16/59 32D | 10R 42/118 58/177 32.8
2015 7 12D | 4R 16/59 32D | 10R 42/118 58/177 32.8
2014 7 11D | 4R 15/59 32D | 10R 42/118 57/177 32.2
2013 7 11D | 4R 15/59 30D | 10R 40/118 55/177 31.1
2012 7 10D | 6R 16/59 28D | 11R 42/118 55/177 31.1
2011 7 10D | 6R 16/59 28D | 11R 39/118 55/177 31.1
2010 16 10D | 3R 13/59 25D | 12R 37/118 50/177 28.2
2009 15 10D | 3R 13/59 25D | 11R 36/118 49/177 27.7
2008 18 10D | 3R 13/59 23D | 12R 35/118 48/177 27.1
2007 17 10D | 3R 13/59 23D | 12R 35/118 48/177 27.1
2006 17 9D | 5R 14/59 24D | 10R 34/118 48/177 27.1
2005 16 9D | 5R 14/59 24D | 11R 35/118 49/177 27.7
2004 11 9D | 4R 13/59 24D | 13R 37/118 50/177 28.2
2003 16 8D | 3R 11/59 23D | 14R 37/118 48/177 27.1
2002 16 6D | 6R 12/59 20D | 15R 35/118 47/177 26.6
2001 15 6D | 6R 12/59 20D | 15R 35/118 47/177 26.6
2000 16 6D | 6R 12/59 18D | 14R 32/118 44/177 24.9
1999 16 5D | 7R 12/59 19D | 14R 33/118 45/177 25.4
1998 16 4D | 6R 10/59 18D | 17R 35/118 45/177 25.4
1997 14 5D | 6R 11/59 18D | 17R 35/118 46/177 26
1996 21 5D | 5R 10/59 15D | 16R 31/118 41/177 23.2
1995 21 5D | 5R 10/59 15D | 16R 31/118 41/177 23.2
1994 20 6D | 6R 12/59 15D | 14R 29/118 41/177 23.2
1993 18 5D | 6R 11/59 15D | 15R 30/118 41/177 23.2
1992 22 6D | 6R 12/59 11D | 10R 21/118 33/177 18.6
1991 23 6D | 6R 12/59 11D | 10R 21/118 33/177 18.6
1990 20 6D | 6R 12/59 9D | 12R 21/118 33/177 18.6
1989 18 6D | 6R 12/59 9D | 12R 21/118 33/177 18.6
1988 19 6D | 6R 12/59 9D | 11R 20/118 32/177 18.1
1987 19 6D | 6R 12/59 9D | 11R 20/118 32/177 18.1
1986 18 4D | 6R 10/59 8D | 12R 20/118 30/177 16.9
1985 18 4D | 6R 10/59 8D | 12R 20/118 30/177 16.9
1984 15 4D | 4R 8/59 7D | 13R 20/118 28/177 15.8
1983 15 4D | 4R 8/59 6D | 13R 19/118 27/177 15.3
1981 14 2D | 2R 4/59 10D | 18R 28/177 32/236 13.6
1979 17 0D | 0R 4/59 0D | 0R 22/177 26/236 11
1977 21 0D | 0R 3/59 0D | 0R 18/177 21/236 8.9
1975 31 0D | 0R 2/59 0D | 0R 12/177 14/236 5.9