Massachusetts

Current Numbers

Congress
4
(4D)
36.4% of 11 seats

(2 Senate, 9 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
4
(3D, 1R)
66.7% of 6 seats
State Legislature
60
(55D, 4R, 1Ind)
30% of 200 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Katherine M. Clark D U.S. Representative 2013-present Clark won a special election to fill a vacancy.
Margaret M. Heckler R U.S. Representative 1967-1982
Louise Day Hicks D U.S. Representative 1971-1972
Ayanna Pressley D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Edith Nourse Rogers R U.S. Representative 1925-1960 Rogers initially won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband; she was subsequently re-elected.
Lori Trahan D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Niki S. Tsongas D U.S. Representative 2007-2018 Tsongas won a special election to fill a vacancy.
Elizabeth A. Warren D U.S. Senator 2013-present
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Suzanne M. Bump D Auditor 2011-present
Martha Coakley D Attorney General 2007-2014
Deborah B. Goldberg D Treasurer 2015-present
Kerry Murphy Healey R Lt. Governor 2003-2006
Maura Healey D Attorney General 2015-present
Evelyn Murphy D Lt. Governor 1987-1990
Shannon O'Brien D Treasurer 1999-2002
Karyn E. Polito R Lt. Governor 2015-present
Jane Maria Swift R Governor 2001-2002 Swift was appointed in 2001.
Jane Maria Swift R Lt. Governor 1999-2001
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 Note
2022 29 13D | 0R 13/40 42D | 4R | 1Ind 47/160 60/200 30.0
2021 23 12D | 0R 12/40 45D | 5R | 1Ind 51/160 63/200 31.5
2020 27 12D | 0R 12/40 39D | 6R | 1Ind 46/160 58/200 29.0
2019 27 11D | 0R 11/40 38D | 7R | 1Ind 46/160 57/200 28.5
2018 29 10D | 0R 10/40 30D | 8R | 1Ind 39/160 49/200 24.5
2017 24 12D | 0R 12/40 30D | 8R | 1Ind 39/160 51/200 25.5
2016 22 12D | 0R 12/40 29D | 9R 38/160 50/200 25.0
2015 23 12D | 0R 12/40 29D | 9R 38/160 50/200 25.0
2014 25 12D | 0R 12/40 31D | 7R 38/160 50/200 25.0
2013 24 12D | 0R 12/40 32D | 7R 39/160 51/200 25.5
2012 24 11D | 0R 11/40 32D | 6R 38/160 49/200 24.5
2011 23 11D | 0R 11/40 32D | 6R 38/160 49/200 24.5
2010 22 12D | 0R 12/40 36D | 3R 39/160 51/200 25.5
2009 18 12D | 0R 12/40 37D | 3R 40/160 52/200 26.0
2008 20 12D | 0R 12/40 34D | 4R 38/160 50/200 25.0
2007 20 12D | 0R 12/40 33D | 4R 37/160 49/200 24.5
2006 19 11D | 0R 11/40 34D | 6R 40/160 51/200 25.5
2005 19 11D | 0R 11/40 33D | 6R 39/160 50/200 25.0
2004 20 10D | 1R 11/40 33D | 6R 39/160 50/200 25.0
2003 19 11D | 1R 12/40 34D | 6R 40/160 52/200 26.0
2002 18 11D | 1R 12/40 32D | 7R 39/160 51/200 25.5
2001 19 11D | 1R 12/40 30D | 7R 37/160 49/200 24.5
2000 14 10D | 1R 11/40 32D | 9R 41/160 52/200 26.0
1999 14 9D | 1R 10/40 33D | 9R 42/160 52/200 26.0
1998 20 7D | 0R 7/40 30D | 10R 40/160 47/200 23.5
1997 22 7D | 0R 7/40 29D | 10R 39/160 46/200 23.0
1996 17 6D | 2R 8/40 27D | 13R 40/160 48/200 24.0
1995 17 6D | 2R 8/40 27D | 13R 40/160 48/200 24.0
1994 21 7D | 2R 9/40 25D | 11R 36/160 45/200 22.5
1993 19 7D | 2R 9/40 25D | 12R 37/160 46/200 23.0
1992 23 3D | 3R 6/40 23D | 8R 31/160 37/200 18.5
1991 21 3D | 4R 7/40 23D | 8R 31/160 38/200 19.0
1990 23 3D | 2R 5/40 22D | 7R 29/160 34/200 17.0
1989 23 4D | 1R 5/40 22D | 8R 30/160 35/200 17.5
1988 17 5D | 1R 6/40 22D | 9R 31/160 37/200 18.5
1987 17 5D | 1R 6/40 22D | 9R 31/160 37/200 18.5
1986 19 4D | 1R 5/40 20D | 8R 28/160 33/200 16.5
1985 19 4D | 1R 5/40 20D | 8R 28/160 33/200 16.5
1984 24 5D | 1R 6/40 13D | 6R | 1Ind 20/160 26/200 13.0
1983 22 5D | 1R 6/40 13D | 6R | 1Ind 20/160 26/200 13.0
1982* - 5D | 0R 5/40 7D | 7R | 1Ind 15/160 20/200 10.0 1982 numbers for women in the MA statelegislature provided by the MA Caucus of Women Legislators.
1981 32 5D | 0R 5/40 7D | 6R | 1Ind 14/160 19/200 9.5
1979 31 0D | 0R 4/40 0D | 0R 11/160 15/200 7.5
1977 27 0D | 0R 4/40 0D | 0R 16/240 20/280 7.1
1975 33 0D | 0R 2/40 0D | 0R 14/240 16/280 5.7