Maine

Current Numbers

Congress
2
(1D, 1R)
50% of 4 seats

(2 Senate, 2 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
1
(1D)
100% of 1 seats
State Legislature
81
(56D, 24R, 1Ind)
43.5% of 186 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Susan Collins R U.S. Senator 1997-present
Chellie M. Pingree D U.S. Representative 2009-present
Olympia Snowe R U.S. Senator 1995-2012
Olympia Snowe R U.S. Representative 1979-1994
Margaret Chase Smith R U.S. Senator 1949-1972 Smith was the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate.
Margaret Chase Smith R U.S. Representative 1940-1948 Smith initially won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband; she was subsequently re-elected.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served
Janet T. Mills D Governor 2019-present
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 6 9D | 4R 13/35 47D | 20R | 1Ind 68/151 81/186 43.5
2021 4 9D | 4R 13/35 48D | 20R | 1Ind 69/151 82/186 44.1
2020 8 8D | 4R 12/35 47D | 11R 58/151 70/186 37.6
2019 9 8D | 4R 12/35 47D | 11R 58/151 70/186 37.6
2018 7 6D | 4R 10/35 35D | 17R | 1Ind 53/151 63/186 33.9
2017 7 6D | 4R 10/35 35D | 17R | 1Ind 53/151 63/186 33.9
2016 13 5D | 3R 8/35 30D | 16R | 1Ind 46/151 54/186 29.0
2015 12 5D | 3R 8/35 30D | 16R | 1Ind 46/151 54/186 29.0
2014 12 7D | 0R 7/36 34D | 13R | 1Ind 49/151 56/186 30.1
2013 10 7D | 0R 7/35 36D | 13R | 1Ind 47/151 55/186 29.6
2012 11 5D | 3R 8/35 27D | 19R | 1Ind 47/151 55/186 29.6
2011 10 5D | 3R 8/35 28D | 19R | 1Ind 47/151 55/186 29.6
2010 13 6D | 3R 9/35 36D | 10R 46/151 55/186 29.6
2009 14 6D | 3R 9/35 37D | 9R 46/151 55/186 29.6
2008 10 7D | 5R 12/35 36D | 10R 46/151 58/186 31.2
2007 9 7D | 5R 12/35 35D | 11R 46/151 58/186 31.2
2006 23 6D | 5R 11/35 25D | 8R | 1Ind 34/151 45/186 24.2
2005 23 6D | 5R 11/35 25D | 8R | 1Ind 34/151 45/186 24.2
2004 18 9D | 4R 13/35 28D | 10R 38/151 51/186 27.4
2003 17 9D | 4R 13/35 28D | 10R 38/151 51/186 27.4
2002 8 11D | 3R | 1Ind 15/35 30D | 12R 42/151 57/186 30.6
2001 8 11D | 3R | 1Ind 15/35 28D | 13R | 1Ind 41/151 56/186 30.1
2000 12 12D | 3R | 1Ind 16/35 25D | 13R | 1Ind 39/151 55/186 29.6
1999 12 12D | 3R | 1Ind 16/35 23D | 13R | 1Ind 37/151 53/186 28.5
1998 14 6D | 2R 8/35 20D | 11R 31/151 49/186 26.3
1997 15 9D | 3R 13/35 23D | 11Rnd 35/151 48/186 25.8
1996 12 7D | 3R | 1Ind 11/35 24D | 15R 40/151 51/186 27.4
1995 12 7D | 3R | 1Ind 11/35 24D | 15R 40/151 51/186 27.4
1994 6 7D | 4R 11/35 37D | 13R 48/151 59/186 31.7
1993 6 7D | 4R 11/35 35D | 13R 48/151 59/186 31.7
1992 3 6D | 6R 12/35 33D | 16R 49/151 61/186 32.8
1991 2 6D | 6R 12/35 33D | 16R 49/151 61/186 32.8
1990 3 5D | 5R 10/35 27D | 20R 47/151 57/186 30.6
1989 2 5D | 5R 10/35 27D | 20R 47/151 57/186 30.7
1988 2 4D | 6R 10/35 23D | 20R 43/151 53/186 28.5
1987 2 4D | 6R 10/35 23D | 20R 43/151 53/186 28.5
1986 6 6D | 3R 9/35 18D | 18R 36/151 45/186 24.2
1985 6 6D | 3R 9/35 18D | 18R 36/151 45/186 24.2
1984 6 4D | 2R 6/33 21D | 14R 35/151 41/184 22.3
1983 6 4D | 2R 6/33 21D | 14R 35/151 41/184 22.3
1981 5 4D | 2R 6/33 18D | 18R 36/151 42/184 22.8
1979 6 3D | 1R 4/33 15D | 15R 30/151 34/184 18.5
1977 6 0D | 2R 2/33 17D | 12R 29/151 31/184 16.8
1975 9 0D | 1R 1/33 13D | 10R 23/151 24/184 13.0