West Virginia

Current Numbers

Congress
2
(2R)
40% of 5 seats

(2 Senate, 3 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
0
0% of 6 seats
State Legislature
18
(5D, 13R)
13.4% of 134 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Shelley Moore Capito R U.S. Senator 2015-present
Carol D. Miller R U.S. Representative 2019-present
Shelley Moore Capito R U.S. Representative 2001-2014
Maude Elizabeth Kee D U.S. Representative 1951-1964 Kee initially won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband; she was subsequently re-elected.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Natalie E. Tennant D Secretary of State 2009-2016
Betty Ireland R Secretary of State 2005-2008
Helen Holt R Secretary of State 1957-1958
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 50 1D | 3R 4/34 4D | 10R 14/100 18/134 13.4
2021 50 1D | 3R 4/34 4D | 10R 14/100 18/134 13.4
2020 50 0D | 3R 3/34 8D | 8R 16/100 19/134 14.2
2019 50 0D | 3R 3/34 8D | 7R 15/100 18/134 13.4
2018 47 0D | 4R 4/34 2D | 14R 16/100 20/134 14.9
2017 48 0D | 3R 3/34 2D | 13R 15/100 18/134 13.4
2016 44 0D | 2R 2/34 6D | 12R 18/100 20/134 14.9
2015 45 0D | 1R 1/34 6D | 13R 19/100 20/134 14.9
2014 44 0D | 1R 1/34 11D | 10R 21/100 22/134 16.4
2013 45 0D | 1R 1/34 11D | 10R 21/100 22/134 16.4
2012 40 0D | 2R 2/34 15D | 7R 22/100 24/134 17.9
2011 41 0D | 2R 2/34 15D | 7R 22/100 24/134 17.9
2010 42 0D | 2R 2/34 15D | 5R 20/100 22/134 16.4
2009 42 0D | 2R 2/34 15D | 5R 20/100 22/134 16.4
2008 46 0D | 2R 2/34 13D | 5R 18/100 20/134 14.9
2007 45 0D | 2R 2/34 13D | 5R 18/100 20/134 14.9
2006 42 0D | 3R 3/34 12D | 6R 18/100 21/134 15.7
2005 42 0D | 3R 3/34 12D | 6R 18/100 21/134 15.7
2004 34 1D | 4R 5/34 14D | 6R 20/100 25/134 18.7
2003 34 1D | 4R 5/34 14D | 6R 20/100 25/134 18.7
2002 35 2D | 3R 5/34 17D | 3R 20/100 25/134 18.7
2001 34 2D | 3R 5/34 17D | 3R 20/100 25/134 18.7
2000 36 2D | 2R 4/34 14D | 7R 21/100 25/134 18.7
1999 36 2D | 2R 4/34 14D | 7R 21/100 25/134 18.7
1998 41 2D | 2R 4/34 11D | 5R 16/100 20/134 14.9
1997 41 2D | 2R 4/34 11D | 5R 16/100 20/134 14.9
1996 38 3D | 2R 5/34 10D | 5R 15/100 20/134 14.9
1995 38 3D | 2R 5/34 10D | 5R 15/100 20/134 14.9
1994 34 4D | 1R 5/34 14D | 3R 17/100 22/134 16.4
1993 34 4D | 1R 5/34 15D | 3R 18/100 23/134 17.2
1992 17 5D | 1R 6/34 16D | 6R 22/100 28/134 20.9
1991 18 5D | 1R 6/34 16D | 6R 22/100 28/134 20.9
1990 18 6D | 1R 7/34 19D | 2R 21/100 28/134 20.9
1989 22 6D | 1R 7/34 18D | 2R 20/100 27/134 20.1
1988 25 2D | 1R 3/34 17D | 1R 18/100 21/134 15.7
1987 25 2D | 1R 3/34 17D | 1R 18/100 21/134 15.7
1986 17 2D | 1R 3/34 16D | 4R 20/100 23/134 17.2
1985 17 2D | 1R 3/34 16D | 4R 20/100 23/134 17.2
1984 21 3D | 0R 3/34 16D | 1R 17/100 20/134 14.9
1983 24 3D | 0R 3/34 15D | 1R 16/100 19/134 14.2
1981 19 2D | 1R 3/34 12D | 3R 15/100 18/134 13.4
1979 34 0D | 1R 1/34 7D | 2R 9/100 10/134 7.5
1977 20 0D | 1R 1/34 11D | 0R 11/100 12/134 9.0
1975 25 0D | 1R 1/34 8D | 0R 8/100 9/134 6.7