Kansas

Current Numbers

Congress
1
(1D)
16.7% of 6 seats

(2 Senate, 4 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(1D, 1R)
33.3% of 6 seats
State Legislature
50
(24D, 26R)
30.3% of 165 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Sharice Davids D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Lynn M. Jenkins R U.S. Representative 2009-2018
Nancy Boyda D U.S. Representative 2007-2008
Nancy Landon Kassebaum R U.S. Senator 1978-1996 Kassebaum was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate without having previously filled an unexpired congressional term. After her initial election, she was appointed to fill a brief vacancy caused by the resignation of her predecessor.
Jan Meyers R U.S. Representative 1985-1996
Sheila Frahm R U.S. Senator 1996-1996 Frahm was appointed by the governor to fill a vacancy caused by Senator Robert Dole's resignation to run for the presidency. She lost her primary bid to complete the term.
Martha E. Keys D U.S. Representative 1975-1978
Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy D U.S. Representative 1933-1934
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Laura J. Kelly D Governor 2019-present
Vicki L. Schmidt R Insurance Commissioner 2019-present
Sandy Praeger R Insurance Commissioner 2003-2014
Kathleen Sebelius D Governor 2003-2009
Lynn M. Jenkins R Treasurer 2003-2008
Kathleen Sebelius D Insurance Commissioner 1995-2002
Carla J. Stovall R Attorney General 1995-2002
Sally Thompson D Treasurer 1991-1998
Sheila Frahm R Lt. Governor 1995-1996
Joan Finney D Governor 1991-1994 Finney was the first woman to defeat an incumbent governor.
Joan Finney D Treasurer 1975-1990
Elwill M. Shanahan R Secretary of State 1966-1978 Shanahan was appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband; she was subsequently elected.
Lily M. Washabough D State Printer 1957-1960
Elizabeth Wooster R Superintendent of Public Instruction 1919-1922
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 28 6D | 10R 16/40 18D | 16R 34/125 50/165 30.3
2021 30 6D | 10R 16/40 18D | 15R 33/125 49/165 29.7
2020 26 6D | 7R 13/40 19D | 16R 35/125 48/165 29.1
2019 28 6D | 8R 14/40 17D | 15R 32/125 46/165 27.9
2018 18 4D | 11R 15/40 15D | 17R 32/125 47/165 28.5
2017 18 4D | 11R 15/40 15D | 17R 32/125 47/165 28.5
2016 29 4D | 9R 13/40 10D | 17R 27/125 40/165 23.6
2015 27 4D | 9R 13/40 10D | 17R 27/125 40/165 24.8
2014 24 4D | 9R 13/40 15D | 13R 29/125 42/165 25.5
2013 25 4D | 8R 12/40 15D | 12R 27/125 39/165 23.6
2012 16 4D | 8R 12/40 15D | 20R 35/125 47/165 27.3
2011 16 4D | 9R 13/40 15D | 19R 34/125 47/165 27.3
2010 12 6D | 8R 14/40 21D | 16R 37/125 49/165 30.3
2009 13 6D | 7R 13/40 21D | 15R 36/125 48/165 29.1
2008 15 5D | 8R 13/40 19D | 18R 37/125 49/165 29.1
2007 14 5D | 8R 13/40 19D | 17R 36/125 48/165 29.1
2006 7 5D | 8R 13/40 19D | 23R 42/125 53/165 32.1
2005 8 5D | 8R 13/40 20D | 23R 43/125 56/165 32.7
2004 13 4D | 6R 10/40 19D | 18R 37/125 47/165 27.9
2003 11 4D | 7R 11/40 18D | 18R 36/125 47/165 27.9
2002 6 4D | 7R 11/40 17D | 20R 37/125 52/165 32.7
2001 6 4D | 8R 12/40 18D | 20R 38/125 54/165 32.7
2000 5 4D | 9R 13/40 16D | 24R 40/125 55/165 32.7
1999 5 4D | 9R 13/40 16D | 24R 40/125 55/165 33.3
1998 9 4D | 9R 13/40 16D | 21R 37/125 51/165 29.7
1997 9 4D | 9R 13/40 15D | 20R 35/125 49/165 29.7
1996 10 3D | 11R 14/40 13D | 22R 35/125 48/165 27.9
1995 10 3D | 11R 14/40 13D | 22R 35/125 48/165 27.9
1994 8 3D | 11R 14/40 20D | 15R 35/125 46/165 28.5
1993 8 3D | 11R 14/40 19D | 16R 35/125 46/165 29.1
1992 9 5D | 4R 9/40 20D | 17R 37/125 45/165 27.3
1991 9 5D | 4R 9/40 18D | 17R 35/125 43/165 26.7
1990 8 5D | 4R 9/40 15D | 19R 34/125 42/165 25.5
1989 8 5D | 4R 9/40 15D | 19R 34/125 42/165 26.1
1988 16 2D | 3R 5/40 11D | 19R 30/125 34/165 18.8
1987 16 2D | 3R 5/40 11D | 17R 28/125 32/165 18.8
1986 16 2D | 3R 5/40 10D | 16R 26/125 30/165 18.2
1985 16 2D | 3R 5/40 10D | 16R 26/125 30/165 18.2
1984 18 2D | 1R 3/40 11D | 13R 24/125 26/165 13.9
1983 17 2D | 1R 3/40 9D | 13R 22/125 24/165 14.5
1981 15 2D | 2R 4/40 8D | 10R 18/125 22/165 13.3
1979 28 0D | 1R 1/40 6D | 7R 13/125 14/165 8.5
1977 28 0D | 1R 1/40 6D | 3R 9/125 10/165 6.7
1975 33 0D | 1R 1/40 6D | 1R 7/125 8/165 5.5