Rhode Island

Current Numbers

Congress
0
0% of 4 seats

(2 Senate, 2 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(2D)
40% of 5 seats
State Legislature
50
(45D, 5R)
44.2% of 113 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served
Claudine Schneider R U.S. Representative 1981-1990
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served
Nellie M. Gorbea D Secretary of State 2015-present
Sabina Matos D Lt. Governor 2021-present
Gina M. Raimondo D Governor 2015-2021
Gina M. Raimondo D Treasurer 2011-2014
Elizabeth H. Roberts D Lt. Governor 2007-2014
Nancy J. Mayer R Treasurer 1993-1998
Barbara Leonard R Secretary of State 1993-1994
Kathleen S. Connell D Secretary of State 1987-1992
Susan L. Farmer R Secretary of State 1983-1986
Arlene Violet R Attorney General 1985-1986
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 4 16D | 2R 18/38 29D | 3R 32/75 50/113 44.2
2021 3 16D | 2R 18/38 29D | 3R 32/75 50/113 44.2
2020 9 14D | 2R 16/38 25D | 1R 26/75 42/113 37.2
2019 10 14D | 2R 16/38 25D | 1R 26/75 42/113 37.2
2018 10 12D | 1R 13/38 21D | 2R 23/75 36/113 31.9
2017 11 11D | 1R 12/38 21D | 2R 23/75 35/113 31
2016 18 9D | 1R 10/38 17D | 4R 21/75 31/113 27.4
2015 18 9D | 1R 10/38 17D | 4R 21/75 31/113 27.4
2014 20 9D | 0R 9/38 18D | 3R 21/75 30/113 26.5
2013 19 9D | 0R 9/38 19D | 3R 22/75 31/113 27.4
2012 18 9D | 1R 10/38 16D | 3R 19/75 29/113 25.7
2011 20 10D | 1R 11/38 17D | 4R 21/75 32/113 28.3
2010 30 8D | 0R 8/38 17D | 1R 18/75 26/113 23
2009 29 8D | 0R 8/38 17D | 1R 18/75 26/113 23
2008 33 6D | 1R 7/38 13D | 2R 15/75 22/113 19.5
2007 31 6D | 1R 7/38 13D | 2R 15/75 22/113 19.5
2006 40 7D | 1R 8/38 9D | 2R 11/75 19/113 16.8
2005 37 7D | 1R 8/38 9D | 2R 11/75 19/113 16.8
2004 31 7D | 2R 9/38 11D | 3R 14/75 23/113 20.4
2003 32 7D | 2R 9/38 11D | 3R 14/75 23/113 19.5
2002 25 8D | 2R 10/50 20D | 4R 24/100 34/150 22.7
2001 23 8D | 2R 10/50 20D | 4R 24/100 34/150 22.7
2000 19 9D | 2R 11/50 22D | 5R 27/100 38/150 25.3
1999 17 9D | 2R 11/50 22D | 5R 27/100 38/150 25.3
1998 13 9D | 2R 11/50 22D | 6R 28/100 39/150 26
1997 13 9D | 2R 11/50 22D | 6R 28/100 39/150 26
1996 17 8D | 2R 10/50 20D | 6R 26/100 36/150 24
1995 17 8D | 2R 10/50 20D | 6R 26/100 36/150 24
1994 15 9D | 2R 11/50 18D | 8R 26/100 37/150 24.7
1993 14 9D | 2R 11/50 18D | 8R 26/100 37/150 24.7
1992 27 7D | 2R 9/50 11D | 5R 16/100 25/150 16.7
1991 28 7D | 2R 9/50 11D | 5R 16/100 25/150 16.7
1990 28 5D | 4R 9/50 11D | 3R 14/100 23/150 15.3
1989 28 5D | 4R 9/50 11D | 3R 14/100 23/150 15.3
1988 22 5D | 5R 10/50 11D | 4R 15/100 25/150 16.7
1987 22 5D | 5R 10/50 11D | 4R 15/100 25/150 16.7
1986 23 3D | 5R 8/50 11D | 5R 16/100 24/150 16
1985 23 3D | 5R 8/50 11D | 5R 16/100 24/150 16
1984 17 4D | 8R 12/50 10D | 4R 14/100 26/150 17.3
1983 26 4D | 8R 12/50 10D | 4R 14/100 26/150 12.7
1981 28 4D | 1R 5/50 8D | 3R 11/100 16/150 10.7
1979 25 3D | 1R 4/50 7D | 3R 10/100 14/150 9.3
1977 26 3D | 1R 4/50 6D | 3R 9/100 13/150 8.7
1975 29 1D | 1R 2/50 4D | 3R 7/100 9/150 6