South Carolina

Current Numbers

Congress
1
(1R)
11.1% of 9 seats

(2 Senate, 7 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(2R)
22.2% of 9 seats
State Legislature
29
(15D, 14R)
17.1% of 170 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Nancy Mace R U.S. Representative 2021-present
Elizabeth J. Patterson D U.S. Representative 1987-1992
Corinne Boyd Riley D U.S. Representative 1962-1962 Riley won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Willa L. Fulmer D U.S. Representative 1944-1944 Fulmer won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Clara G. McMillan D U.S. Representative 1939-1940 McMillan won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Elizabeth Hawley Gasque D U.S. Representative 1938-1938 Gasque won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served
Pamela Evette R Lt. Governor 2019-present
Molly M. Spearman R Superintendent of Public Instruction 2015-present
Nikki R. Haley R Governor 2011-2017
Inez Tenenbaum D Superintendent of Public Instruction 1999-2006
Barbara Nielsen R Superintendent of Public Instruction 1991-1998
Nancy Stevenson D Lt. Governor 1979-1982
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 46 2D | 3R 5/46 13D | 11R 24/124 29/170 17.1
2021 46 2D | 3R 5/46 13D | 11R 24/124 29/170 17.1
2020 45 2D | 2R 4/46 13D | 12R 25/124 29/170 17.1
2019 44 2D | 2R 4/46 12D | 12R 24/124 28/170 16.5
2018 43 2D | 2R 4/46 12D | 11R 23/124 27/170 15.9
2017 47 2D | 2R 4/46 11D | 9R 20/124 24/170 14.1
2016 47 1D | 1R 2/46 12D | 10R 22/124 24/170 14.1
2015 47 1D | 1R 2/46 12D | 10R 22/124 24/170 14.1
2014 49 0D | 1R 1/46 11D | 10R 21/124 22/170 12.9
2013 49 0D | 1R 1/46 11D | 10R 21/124 22/170 12.9
2012 50 0D | 0R 0/46 9D | 9R 18/124 18/170 10.6
2011 50 0D | 0R 0/46 9D | 8R 17/124 17/170 10.0
2010 50 0D | 0R 0/46 8D | 9R 17/124 17/170 10.0
2009 50 0D | 0R 0/46 9D | 8R 17/124 17/170 10.0
2008 50 1D | 1R 2/46 8D | 5R 13/124 15/170 8.8
2007 50 1D | 1R 2/46 8D | 6R 14/124 16/170 9.4
2006 50 1D | 0R 1/46 7D | 7R 14/124 15/170 8.8
2005 50 1D | 0R 1/46 6D | 7R 13/124 14/170 8.2
2004 50 2D | 0R 2/46 8D | 7R 15/124 17/170 10.0
2003 50 2D | 0R 2/46 7D | 7R 14/124 16/170 9.4
2002 48 2D | 0R 2/46 7D | 9R 16/124 18/170 10.6
2001 48 2D | 0R 2/46 7D | 9R 16/124 18/170 10.6
2000 48 2D | 1R 3/46 6D | 10R 16/124 19/170 11.2
1999 48 2D | 1R 3/46 6D | 10R 16/124 19/170 11.2
1998 44 2D | 1R 3/46 6D | 11R 17/124 20/170 11.8
1997 44 2D | 1R 3/46 8D | 11R 19/124 22/170 12.9
1996 44 2D | 1R 3/46 8D | 11R 19/124 22/170 12.9
1995 43 2D | 1R 3/46 8D | 11R 19/124 22/170 12.9
1994 40 2D | 1R 3/46 10D | 9R 19/124 22/170 12.9
1993 40 2D | 1R 3/46 10D | 9R 19/124 22/170 12.9
1992 36 1D | 2R 3/46 13D | 6R 19/124 22/170 12.9
1991 42 1D | 1R 2/46 13D | 5R 18/124 20/170 11.8
1990 43 1D | 1R 2/46 10D | 5R 15/124 17/170 10.0
1989 42 1D | 1R 2/46 10D | 5R 15/124 17/170 10.0
1988 44 1D | 1R 2/46 11D | 3R 14/124 16/170 9.4
1987 43 1D | 1R 2/46 9D | 2R 11/124 13/170 7.6
1986 47 1D | 0R 1/46 8D | 1R 9/124 10/170 5.9
1985 47 2D | 0R 2/46 7D | 1R 8/124 10/170 5.9
1984 44 2D | 1R 3/46 9D | 1R 10/124 13/170 7.6
1983 44 2D | 1R 3/46 8D | 1R 9/124 12/170 7.1
1981 42 2D | 1R 3/46 8D | 1R 9/124 12/170 7.1
1979 41 1D | 0R 1/46 7D | 2R 9/124 10/170 5.9
1977 35 0D | 0R 0/46 8D | 2R 10/124 10/170 5.9
1975 39 0D | 0R 0/46 4D | 4R 8/124 8/170 4.7