Texas

Current Numbers

Congress
7
(5D, 2R)
18.4% of 38 seats

(2 Senate, 36 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
1
(1R)
11.1% of 9 seats
State Legislature
49
(36D, 13R)
27.1% of 181 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Veronica Escobar D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Sylvia R. Garcia D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Kay N. Granger R U.S. Representative 1997-present
Eddie Bernice Johnson D U.S. Representative 1993-present
Sheila Jackson Lee D U.S. Representative 1995-present
Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Beth Van Duyne R U.S. Representative 2021-present
Kay Bailey Hutchison R U.S. Senator 1993-2012 Hutchison initially won a special election to fill an unexpired term; she was subsequently re-elected.
Shelley Sekula Gibbs R U.S. Representative 2006-2006 Gibbs won a special election to fill a vacancy.
Barbara C. Jordan D U.S. Representative 1973-1978
Lera Millard Thomas D U.S. Representative 1966-1966 Thomas was elected to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Christi L. Craddick R Rail Commissioner 2013-present
Susan Combs R Comptroller 2007-2014
Elizabeth Ames Jones R Rail Commissioner 2005-2012 Jones was appointed in 2005.
Susan Combs R Agriculture 1999-2006
Carole Keeton Strayhorn Ind Comptroller 1999-2006 Strayhorn was initially elected as a Republican.
Carole Keeton Strayhorn R Rail Commissioner 1994-1998 Strayhorn won a special election to fill an unexpired term.
Martha Whitehead D Treasurer 1993-1996 Whitehead was initially appointed to fill a vacancy.
Ann Richards D Governor 1991-1994
Kay Bailey Hutchison R Treasurer 1991-1993
Lena Guerrero D Rail Commissioner 1991-1992 Guerrero was appointed to fill a vacancy.
Ann Richards D Treasurer 1983-1990
Miriam Ferguson D Governor 1933-1934
Miriam Ferguson D Governor 1925-1927 Ferguson was elected twice as a surrogate for her husband who could not run for re-election. She was seated fifteen days after Nellie Tayloe Ross (D-WY) who was the first woman to be sworn in as a governor.
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 35 4D | 6R 10/31 32D | 7R 39/150 49/181 27.1
2021 35 4D | 6R 10/31 31D | 7R 38/150 48/181 26.5
2020 37 4D | 6R 10/31 29D | 6R 35/150 45/181 24.9
2019 39 3D | 6R 9/31 27D | 6R 33/150 42/181 23.2
2018 38 1D | 6R 7/31 21D | 8R 29/150 36/181 19.9
2017 34 2D | 6R 8/31 21D | 8R 29/150 37/181 20.4
2016 37 2D | 5R 7/31 15D | 13R 29/150 36/181 19.9
2015 37 2D | 5R 7/31 16D | 13R 29/150 36/181 19.9
2014 32 4D | 3R 7/31 17D | 15R 32/150 39/181 21.5
2013 33 4D | 3R 7/31 16D | 15R 31/150 38/181 21.0
2012 35 3D | 3R 6/31 14D | 19R 33/150 39/181 21.5
2011 35 3D | 3R 6/31 14D | 18R 32/150 38/181 21.0
2010 25 3D | 3R 6/31 24D | 13R 37/150 43/181 23.8
2009 25 3D | 3R 6/31 24D | 13R 37/150 43/181 23.8
2008 35 2D | 3R 5/31 18D | 13R 31/150 36/181 19.9
2007 33 2D | 2R 4/31 18D | 15R 33/150 37/181 20.4
2006 28 2D | 2R 4/31 15D | 18R 33/150 37/181 20.4
2005 31 2D | 2R 4/31 14D | 18R 32/150 36/181 19.9
2004 33 2D | 2R 4/31 11D | 20R 31/150 35/181 19.3
2003 32 2D | 2R 4/31 11D | 20R 31/150 35/181 19.3
2002 34 2D | 2R 4/31 16D | 15R 31/150 35/181 19.3
2001 33 2D | 2R 4/31 16D | 14R 30/150 34/181 18.8
2000 38 2D | 2R 4/31 16D | 13R 29/150 33/181 18.2
1999 38 2D | 2R 4/31 16D | 12R 28/150 32/181 17.7
1998 30 1D | 2R 3/31 19D | 11R 30/150 33/181 18.2
1997 30 1D | 2R 3/31 19D | 11R 30/150 33/181 18.2
1996 31 2D | 2R 4/31 18D | 11R 29/150 33/181 18.2
1995 31 2D | 2R 4/31 18D | 11R 29/150 33/181 18.2
1994 35 2D | 2R 4/31 19D | 8R 27/150 31/181 17.1
1993 36 2D | 2R 4/31 19D | 8R 27/150 31/181 17.1
1992 39 3D | 1R 4/31 14D | 5R 19/150 23/181 12.7
1991 38 3D | 1R 4/31 13D | 5R 18/150 22/181 12.2
1990 40 2D | 1R 3/31 10D | 5R 15/150 18/181 9.9
1989 39 2D | 1R 3/31 10D | 5R 15/150 18/181 9.9
1988 39 2D | 1R 3/31 9D | 5R 14/150 17/181 9.4
1987 39 2D | 1R 3/31 9D | 4R 13/150 16/181 8.8
1986 39 0D | 1R 1/31 9D | 5R 14/150 15/181 8.3
1985 39 0D | 1R 1/31 9D | 5R 14/150 15/181 8.3
1984 43 0D | 0R 0/31 10D | 3R 13/150 13/181 7.2
1983 43 0D | 0R 0/31 9D | 3R 12/150 12/181 6.6
1981 41 0D | 1R 1/31 10D | 0R 10/150 11/181 6.1
1979 35 0D | 1R 1/31 10D | 0R 10/150 11/181 6.1
1977 31 0D | 1R 1/31 10D | 0R 10/150 11/181 6.1
1975 35 0D | 1R 1/31 6D | 1R 7/150 8/181 4.4