Wisconsin

Current Numbers

Congress
2
(2D)
20% of 10 seats

(2 Senate, 8 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(2D)
33.3% of 6 seats
State Legislature
41
(27D, 14R)
31.1% of 132 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Tammy Baldwin D U.S. Senator 2013-present
Gwen S. Moore D U.S. Representative 2005-present
Tammy Baldwin D U.S. Representative 1999-2012
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Jill Underly D Superintendent of Public Instruction 2021-present
Sarah Godlewski D Treasurer 2019-present
Carolyn Stanford Taylor D Superintendent of Public Instruction 2019-2021 Stanford was appointed in 2019.
Rebecca Kleefisch R Lt. Governor 2011-2018
Barbara Lawton D Lt. Governor 2003-2010
Dawn Marie Sass D Treasurer 2007-2010
Elizabeth Burmaster NP Superintendent of Public Instruction 2001-2008
Peg Lautenschlager D Attorney General 2003-2006
Margaret Farrow R Lt. Governor 2001-2002 Farrow was appointed in 2001.
Cathy S. Zeuske R Treasurer 1991-1994
Vel R. Phillips D Secretary of State 1979-1982 Phillips was the first Black woman in the country elected statewide to an executive post.
Barbara S. Thompson NP Superintendent of Public Instruction 1973-1980
Dena A. Smith R Treasurer 1961-1968
Dena A. Smith R Treasurer 1957-1958 Smith was initially appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband. She was subsequently elected in 1960. Smith died while serving in office.
Glenn M. Wise R Secretary of State 1955-1956 Wise was appointed to fill a vacancy.
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 25 6D | 4R 10/33 21D | 10R 31/99 41/132 31.1
2021 25 6D | 4R 10/33 21D | 10R 31/99 41/132 31.1
2020 34 5D | 2R 7/33 17D | 10R 27/99 34/132 25.8
2019 29 6D | 2R 8/33 18D | 10R 28/99 36/132 27.3
2018 30 7D | 2R 9/33 14D | 9R 23/99 32/132 24.2
2017 30 6D | 2R 8/33 13D | 9R 22/99 30/132 22.7
2016 20 7D | 4R 11/33 14D | 9R 23/99 34/132 25.8
2015 20 7D | 4R 11/33 14D | 9R 23/99 34/132 25.8
2014 21 5D | 4R 9/33 17D | 8R 25/99 34/132 25.8
2013 20 5D | 4R 9/33 17D | 8R 25/99 34/132 25.8
2012 25 5D | 5R 10/33 17D | 7R 24/99 34/132 25.8
2011 19 5D | 5R 10/33 17D | 7R 24/99 34/132 25.8
2010 32 4D | 3R 7/33 16D | 6R 22/99 29/132 22.0
2009 31 4D | 3R 7/33 16D | 6R 22/99 29/132 22.0
2008 27 4D | 4R 8/33 13D | 9R 22/99 30/132 22.7
2007 25 4D | 4R 8/33 13D | 9R 22/99 30/132 22.7
2006 18 3D | 5R 8/33 12D | 14R 26/99 34/132 25.8
2005 18 3D | 5R 8/33 12D | 14R 26/99 34/132 25.8
2004 12 3D | 6R 9/33 13D | 15R 28/99 37/132 28.0
2003 16 3D | 6R 9/33 12D | 15R 27/99 36/132 27.3
2002 22 3D | 7R 10/33 10D | 11R 21/99 31/132 23.5
2001 20 3D | 7R 10/33 10D | 11R 21/99 31/132 23.5
2000 24 4D | 7R 11/33 10D | 10R 20/99 31/132 23.5
1999 24 4D | 7R 11/33 10D | 10R 20/99 31/132 23.5
1998 20 3D | 7R 10/33 13D | 9R 22/99 32/132 24.2
1997 20 3D | 6R 9/33 13D | 9R 22/99 31/132 23.5
1996 15 2D | 6R 8/33 15D | 9R 24/99 32/132 24.2
1995 15 2D | 6R 8/33 15D | 9R 24/99 32/132 24.2
1994 9 2D | 7R 9/33 16D | 11R 27/99 36/132 27.3
1993 11 2D | 7R 9/33 16D | 11R 27/99 36/132 27.3
1992 13 1D | 4R 5/33 19D | 9R 28/99 33/132 25.0
1991 13 1D | 4R 5/33 19D | 9R 28/99 33/132 25.0
1990 7 1D | 3R 4/33 18D | 13R 31/99 34/132 25.8
1989 7 1D | 3R 4/33 18D | 12R 30/99 34/132 25.8
1988 10 1D | 3R 4/33 14D | 9R 23/99 27/132 20.5
1987 10 1D | 3R 4/33 14D | 9R 23/99 27/132 20.5
1986 13 1D | 2R 3/33 12D | 10R 22/99 25/132 18.9
1985 13 1D | 2R 3/33 12D | 10R 22/99 25/132 18.9
1984 9 0D | 2R 2/33 12D | 12R 24/99 26/132 19.7
1983 9 0D | 2R 2/33 12D | 12R 24/99 26/132 19.7
1981 11 0D | 2R 2/33 11D | 7R 18/99 20/132 15.2
1979 20 1D | 0R 1/33 9D | 4R 13/99 14/132 10.6
1977 19 2D | 0R 2/33 6D | 4R 10/99 12/132 9.1
1975 22 1D | 0R 1/33 5D | 4R 9/99 10/132 7.6