North Carolina

Current Numbers

Congress
4
(3D, 1R)
26.7% of 15 seats

(2 Senate, 13 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
3
(2D, 1R)
30% of 10 seats
State Legislature
44
(30D, 14R)
25.9% of 170 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Alma S. Adams D U.S. Representative 2014-present Adams won a special election in 2014.
Virginia A. Foxx R U.S. Representative 2005-present
Kathy Manning D U.S. Representative 2021-present
Deborah Ross D U.S. Representative 2021-present
Renee L. Ellmers R U.S. Representative 2011-2016
Kay R. Hagan D U.S. Senator 2009-2014
Sue Myrick R U.S. Representative 1995-2012
Elizabeth Dole R U.S. Senator 2003-2008
Eva Clayton D U.S. Representative 1992-2002 Clayton won a regular election to fill a vacancy and a special election to serve a full term on the same day. She was the first Black person to represent North Carolina since Reconstruction.
Eliza Jane Pratt D U.S. Representative 1946-1946 Pratt won a special election to fill a vacancy.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Elaine Folk Marshall D Secretary of State 1997-present
Catherine Lauterbach Truitt R Superintendent of Public Instruction 2021-present
Beth A. Wood D Auditor 2009-present
Cherie Killian Berry R Labor Commissioner 2001-2020
June St. Clair Atkinson D Superintendent of Public Instruction 2005-2016
Janet Cowell D Treasurer 2009-2016
Beverly M. Perdue D Governor 2009-2012
Beverly M. Perdue D Lt. Governor 2001-2008
Patricia N. Willoughby D Superintendent of Public Instruction 2004-2005 Willoughby was appointed to fill a vacancy.
Meg Scott Phipps D Agriculture 2001-2003
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 38 10D | 6R 16/50 20D | 8R 28/120 44/170 25.9
2021 35 10D | 6R 16/50 21D | 8R 29/120 45/170 26.5
2020 38 7D | 4R 11/50 23D | 9R 32/120 43/170 25.0
2019 33 6D | 4R 10/50 23D | 10R 33/120 43/170 25.3
2018 28 5D | 8R 13/50 17D | 12R 29/120 42/170 24.7
2017 25 6D | 7R 13/50 17D | 13R 30/120 43/170 25.3
2016 30 7D | 5R 12/50 14D | 11R 25/120 37/170 21.8
2015 31 7D | 5R 12/50 14D | 12R 26/120 38/170 22.4
2014 31 5D | 5R 10/50 14D | 13R 27/120 37/170 21.8
2013 31 3D | 4R 7/50 16D | 13R 29/120 36/170 21.2
2012 22 3D | 3R 6/50 23D | 13R 36/120 42/170 24.7
2011 29 3D | 3R 6/50 22D | 10R 32/120 38/170 22.4
2010 19 5D | 2R 7/50 26D | 12R 38/120 45/170 26.5
2009 20 4D | 2R 6/50 27D | 12R 39/120 45/170 26.5
2008 19 6D | 1R 7/50 26D | 12R 38/120 45/170 26.5
2007 18 7D | 1R 8/50 25D | 12R 37/120 45/170 25.9
2006 24 7D | 0R 7/50 22D | 10R 32/120 39/170 22.9
2005 24 7D | 0R 7/50 22D | 10R 32/120 39/170 22.9
2004 29 5D | 2R 7/50 18D | 10R 28/120 35/170 20.6
2003 29 5D | 2R 7/50 17D | 11R 28/120 35/170 20.6
2002 33 4D | 1R 5/50 13D | 13R 26/120 31/170 18.2
2001 32 4D | 1R 5/50 14D | 13R 27/120 32/170 18.8
2000 34 5D | 2R 7/50 13D | 12R 25/120 32/170 18.0
1999 34 5D | 2R 7/50 13D | 12R 25/120 29/170 17.1
1998 32 4D | 2R 6/50 10D | 13R 23/120 30/170 17.6
1997 34 4D | 2R 6/50 10D | 13R 23/120 29/170 17.1
1996 36 3D | 3R 6/50 8D | 15R 23/120 29/170 17.1
1995 36 3D | 3R 6/50 8D | 15R 23/120 29/170 17.1
1994 32 6D | 1R 7/50 14D | 9R 23/120 30/170 17.6
1993 30 7D | 1R 8/50 13D | 9R 22/120 30/170 17.6
1992 31 4D | 1R 5/50 13D | 8R 21/120 26/170 14.7
1991 32 4D | 1R 5/50 13D | 8R 21/120 26/170 15.3
1990 32 2D | 1R 3/50 12D | 9R 21/120 24/170 14.1
1989 32 3D | 1R 4/50 12D | 9R 21/120 25/170 14.7
1988 31 4D | 0R 4/50 13D | 7R 20/120 24/170 14.1
1987 31 4D | 0R 4/50 13D | 7R 20/120 24/170 14.1
1986 31 4D | 0R 4/50 9D | 7R 16/120 20/170 11.8
1985 31 4D | 0R 4/50 9D | 7R 16/120 20/170 11.8
1984 20 5D | 0R 5/50 16D | 3R 19/120 24/170 14.1
1983 18 5D | 0R 5/50 16D | 3R 19/120 24/170 14.1
1981 16 3D | 0R 3/50 17D | 3R 20/120 23/170 13.5
1979 13 4D | 1R 5/50 14D | 3R 17/120 22/170 12.9
1977 8 4D | 0R 4/50 18D | 1R 19/120 23/170 13.5
1975 19 2D | 0R 2/50 13D | 2R 15/120 17/170 10.0