Illinois

Current Numbers

Congress
7
(6D, 1R)
36.8% of 19 seats

(2 Senate, 17 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(2D)
33.3% of 6 seats
State Legislature
74
(63D, 11R)
41.8% of 177 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Tammy Duckworth D U.S. Senator 2017-present
Nikki Budzinkski D U.S. Representative 2023-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
Delia C. Ramirez D U.S. Representative 2023-present
Jan D. Schakowsky D U.S. Representative 1999-present
Lauren A. Underwood D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Cheri L. Bustos D U.S. Representative 2013-2022
Marie Newman D U.S. Representative 2021-2022
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
2023 11 20D | 5R 25/59 43D | 6R 49/118 74/177 41.8
2022 11 21D | 4R 25/59 39D | 8R 47/118 72/177 40.7
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 39/118 55/177 31.1
2011 7 10D | 6R 16/59 28D | 11R 39/118 55/177 31.1
2010 16 10D | 4R 14/59 28D | 12R 40/118 54/177 30.5
2009 15 10D | 3R 13/59 27D | 11R 38/118 51/177 28.8
2008 18 11D | 3R 14/59 23D | 12R 35/118 49/177 27.7
2007 17 10D | 3R 13/59 24D | 12R 36/118 49/177 27.7
2006 17 9D | 5R 14/59 26D | 11R 37/118 51/177 28.8
2005 16 9D | 6R 15/59 25D | 11R 36/118 51/177 28.8
2004 11 9D | 5R 14/59 25D | 13R 38/118 52/177 29.4
2003 16 9D | 5R 14/59 26D | 13R 39/118 53/177 29.9
2002 16 6D | 6R 12/59 20D | 17R 37/118 49/177 27.7
2001 15 6D | 6R 12/59 20D | 16R 36/118 48/177 26.6
2000 16 5D | 7R 12/59 19D | 14R 33/118 45/177 25.4
1999 16 5D | 7R 12/59 19D | 14R 33/118 45/177 25.4
1998 16 5D | 7R 12/59 18D | 16R 34/118 46/177 26.0
1997 14 5D | 7R 12/59 18D | 16R 34/118 46/177 26
1996 21 5D | 6R 11/59 15D | 16R 31/118 42/177 23.7
1995 21 5D | 6R 11/59 15D | 16R 31/118 42/177 23.7
1994 20 6D | 5R 11/59 15D | 15R 30/118 41/177 23.2
1993 18 5D | 6R 11/59 15D | 14R 29/118 40/177 22.6
1992 22 7D | 6R 13/59 11D | 9R 20/118 33/177 18.6
1991 23 6D | 5R 11/59 11D | 9R 20/118 31/177 17.5
1990 20 6D | 6R 12/59 10D | 12R 12/118 34/177 19.2
1989 18 6D | 6R 12/59 10D | 12R 22/118 34/177 19.2
1988 19 6D | 6R 12/59 10D | 11R 21/118 33/177 18.6
1987 19 6D | 6R 12/59 10D | 11R 21/118 33/177 18.6
1986 18 4D | 6R 10/59 9D | 13R 22/118 32/177 18.1
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 7D | 12R 19/118 27/177 15.3
1982 2D | 2R 4/59 10D | 17R 27/177 31/236 13.1
1981 14 2D | 3R 5/59 10D | 17R 27/177 32/236 13.6
1980 2D | 2R 4/59 11D | 14R 25/177 29/236 12.3
1979 17 2D | 2R 4/59 10D | 14R 24/177 26/236 11
1978 3D | 0R 3/59 6D | 12R 18/177 21/236 8.9
1977 21 3D | 0R 3/59 6D | 12R 18/177 21/236 8.9
1976 2D | 0R 2/59 4D | 8R 12/177 14/235 5.9
1975 31 3D | 0R 3/59 4D | 8R 12/177 15/236 6.4