Washington

Current Numbers

Congress
8
(6D, 2R)
66.7% of 12 seats

(2 Senate, 10 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(2D)
22.2% of 9 seats
State Legislature
62
(48D, 14R)
42.2% of 147 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Maria Cantwell D U.S. Senator 2001-present
Suzan K. DelBene D U.S. Representative 2012-present DelBene won a special election to fill a vacancy. She was subsequently re-elected.
Jaime L. Herrera Beutler R U.S. Representative 2011-present
Pramila Jayapal D U.S. Representative 2017-present
Cathy McMorris Rodgers R U.S. Representative 2005-present
Patty Murray D U.S. Senator 1993-present
Kim Schrier D U.S. Representative 2019-present
Marilyn Strickland D U.S. Representative 2021-present
Jennifer Dunn R U.S. Representative 1993-2004
Linda A. Smith R U.S. Representative 1995-1998
Maria Cantwell D U.S. Representative 1993-1994
Jolene Unsoeld D U.S. Representative 1989-1994
Julia Butler Hansen D U.S. Representative 1960-1974 Hansen won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by death. She was subsequently re-elected.
Catherine Dean May R U.S. Representative 1959-1970
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served
Hilary Franz D Land Commissioner 2017-present
Patrice McCarthy D Auditor 2017-present
Kim Wyman R Secretary of State 2013-2021
Christine O. Gregoire D Governor 2005-2012
Teresa Bergeson NP Superintendent of Public Instruction 1997-2008
Christine O. Gregoire D Attorney General 1993-2004
Jennifer Belcher D Land Commissioner 1993-2000
Deborah Senn D Insurance Commissioner 1993-2000
Judith Billings NP Superintendent of Public Instruction 1988-1996
Dixy Lee Ray D Governor 1977-1980
Pearl A. Wanamaker NP Superintendent of Public Instruction 1941-1956
Belle C. Reeves D Secretary of State 1938-1948
Josephine C. Preston NP Superintendent of Public Instruction 1913-1928
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 8 14D | 5R 19/49 34D | 9R 43/98 62/147 42.2
2021 8 14D | 5R 19/49 34D | 9R 43/98 62/147 42.2
2020 4 12D | 7R 19/49 31D | 10R 41/98 60/147 40.8
2019 4 12D | 7R 19/49 30D | 10R 40/98 59/147 40.1
2018 5 10D | 9R 19/49 25D | 11R 36/98 55/147 37.4
2017 4 10D | 9R 19/49 25D | 11R 36/98 55/147 37.4
2016 4 9D | 8R 17/49 20D | 13R 33/98 50/147 34.0
2015 4 10D | 8R 18/49 19D | 13R 32/98 50/147 34.0
2014 6 10D | 8R 18/49 21D | 9R 30/98 48/147 32.7
2013 6 10D | 8R 18/49 20D | 9R 29/98 47/147 32.0
2012 6 12D | 6R 18/49 19D | 10R 29/98 47/147 32.0
2011 5 12D | 6R 18/49 19D | 10R 29/98 47/147 32.0
2010 6 13D | 6R 19/49 21D | 8R 29/98 48/147 32.7
2009 6 13D | 6R 19/49 22D | 7R 29/98 48/147 32.7
2008 3 15D | 5R 20/49 23D | 9R 32/98 52/147 35.4
2007 4 15D | 5R 20/49 22D | 8R 30/98 50/147 34.0
2006 3 15D | 5R 20/49 19D | 10R 29/98 49/147 33.3
2005 3 15D | 5R 20/49 19D | 10R 29/98 49/147 33.3
2004 1 16D | 5R 21/49 20D | 11R 31/98 52/147 35.4
2003 1 15D | 6R 21/49 21D | 12R 33/98 54/147 36.7
2002 1 17D | 6R 23/49 21D | 13R 34/98 57/147 38.8
2001 1 17D | 6R 23/49 21D | 13R 34/98 57/147 38.8
2000 1 18D | 5R 23/49 22D | 15R 37/98 60/147 40.8
1999 1 18D | 5R 23/49 22D | 15R 37/98 60/147 40.8
1998 1 16D | 7R 23/49 20D | 15R 35/98 58/147 39.5
1997 1 16D | 7R 23/49 20D | 15R 35/98 58/147 39.5
1996 1 14D | 6R 20/49 20D | 18R 38/98 58/147 39.5
1995 1 14D | 6R 20/49 20D | 18R 38/98 58/147 39.5
1994 1 14D | 4R 18/49 28D | 13R 41/98 59/147 40.1
1993 1 14D | 4R 18/49 26D | 14R 40/98 58/147 39.5
1992 2 7D | 5R 12/49 23D | 13R 36/98 48/147 32.7
1991 5 6D | 5R 11/49 22D | 13R 35/98 46/147 31.3
1990 5 5D | 5R 10/49 22D | 11R 33/98 43/147 29.3
1989 6 5D | 5R 10/49 22D | 10R 32/98 42/147 28.6
1988 5 4D | 5R 9/49 20D | 8R 28/98 37/147 25.2
1987 4 4D | 4R 8/49 19D | 10R 29/98 37/147 25.2
1986 5 4D | 3R 7/49 16D | 12R 28/98 35/147 23.8
1985 5 4D | 3R 7/49 16D | 12R 28/98 35/147 23.8
1984 10 5D | 3R 8/49 13D | 7R 20/98 28/147 19.0
1983 11 5D | 3R 8/49 13D | 7R 20/98 28/147 19.0
1981 2 4D | 4R 8/49 17D | 10R 27/98 35/147 23.8
1979 7 0D | 0R 7/49 0D | 0R 20/98 27/147 18.4
1977 4 0D | 0R 7/49 0D | 0R 16/98 23/147 15.7
1975 10 0D | 0R 4/49 0D | 0R 14/98 18/147 12.2