North Carolina

U.S. Congress (Total Seats: 2 U.S. Senators, 13 U.S. Representatives)
Kay Hagan (D) U.S. Senator
 
2009-2014
Kathy Manning (D) U.S. Representative 2021-present
Deborah K. Ross (D) U.S. Representative 2021-present
Alma Adams (D)3 U.S. Representative 2014-present
Virginia Foxx (R) U.S. Representative 2005-present
Renee Ellmers (R) U.S. Representative 2011-2016
Sue Myrick (R) U.S. Representative 1995-2012
Elizabeth Dole (R) U.S. Senator 2003-2008
Eva M. Clayton (D)1 U.S. Representative 1992-2002
Eliza Jane Pratt (D)2 U.S. Representative 1946
  1. Clayton won a regular election to fill a vacancy and a special election to serve a full term on the same day. She was the first Black person to represent North Carolina since Reconstruction.
  2. Pratt won a special election to fill a vacancy.
  3. Adams won a special election in 2014.
 
Statewide Elective Executives (Total Positions: 10)
Catherine Truitt (R) State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2021-present
Beth Wood (D) State Auditor 2009-present
Elaine Marshall (D) Secretary of State 1997-present
Cherie Berry (R) Commissoner of Labor 2001-2021
Janet Cowell (D) State Treasurer 2009-2016
June Atkinson (D) State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2005-2016
Beverly M. Perdue (D) Governor 2009-2012
Patricia N. Willoughby (D)1 State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2004-2005
Beverly M. Perdue (D) Lt. Governor 2001-2008
Meg Scott Phipps (D) Commissioner of Agriculture 2001-2002
  1. Willoughby was appointed to fill a vacancy.

State Legislature
Year State
Rank
 

Senate
Total
Women/
Total
Senate
 

House
Total
Women/
Total
House
Total
Women/
Total
Legis.
 
%
Total
Women
D R D R
2021 35 10 6 16/ 50 21 8 29/ 120 45/ 170 26.5
2020 38 7 4 11/ 50 23 9 32/ 120 43/ 170 25.0
2019 33 6 4 10/ 50 23 10 33/ 120 43/ 170 25.3
2018 28 5 8 13/ 50 17 12 29/ 120 42/ 170 24.7
2017 25 6 7 13/ 50 17 13 30/ 120 43/ 170 25.3
2016 30 7 5 12/ 50 14 11 25/ 120 37/ 170 21.8
2015 31 7 5 12/ 50 14 12 26/ 120 38/ 170 22.4
2014 31 5 5 10/ 50 14 13 27/ 120 37/ 170 21.8
2013 31 3 4 7/ 50 16 13 29/ 120 36/ 170 21.2
2012 22 3 3 6/ 50 23 13 36/ 120 42/ 170 24.7
2011 29 3 3 6/ 50 22 10 32/ 120 38/ 170 22.4
2010 19 5 2 7/ 50 26 12 38/ 120 45/ 170 26.5
2009 20 4 2 6/ 50 27 12 39/ 120 45/ 170 26.5
2008 19 6 1 7/ 50 26 12 38/ 120 45/ 170 26.5
2007 18 7 1 8/ 50 25 12 37/ 120 45/ 170 25.9
2006 24 7 0 7/ 50 22 10 32/ 120 39/ 170 22.9
2005 24 7 0 7/ 50 22 10 32/ 120 39/ 170 22.9
2004 29 5 2 7/ 50 18 10 28/ 120 35/ 170 20.6
2003 29 5 2 7/ 50 17 11 28/ 120 35/ 170 20.6
2002 33 4 1 5/ 50 13 13 26/ 120 31/ 170 18.2
2001 32 4 1 5/ 50 14 13 27/ 120 32/ 170 18.8
2000 34 5 2 7/ 50 13 12 25/ 120 32/ 170 18.0
1999 34 5 2 7/ 50 13 12 25/ 120 29/ 170 17.1
1998 32 4 2 6/ 50 10 13 23/ 120 30/ 170 17.6
1997 34 4 2 6/ 50 10 13 23/ 120 29/ 170 17.1
1996 36 3 3 6/ 50 8 15 23/ 120 29/ 170 17.1
1995 36 3 3 6/ 50 8 15 23/ 120 29/ 170 17.1
1994 32 6 1 7/ 50 14 9 23/ 120 30/ 170 17.6
1993 30 7 1 8/ 50 13 9 22/ 120 30/ 170 17.6
1992 31 4 1 5/ 50 13 8 21/ 120 26/ 170 14.7
1991 32 4 1 5/ 50 13 8 21/ 120 26/ 170 15.3
1990 32 2 1 3/ 50 12 9 21/ 120 24/ 170 14.1
1989 32 3 1 4/ 50 12 9 21/ 120 25/ 170 14.7
1988 31 4 0 4/ 50 13 7 20/ 120 24/ 170 14.1
1987 31 4 0 4/ 50 13 7 20/ 120 24/ 170 14.1
1986 31 4 0 4/ 50 9 7 16/ 120 20/ 170 11.8
1985 31 4 0 4/ 50 9 7 16/ 120 20/ 170 11.8
1984 20 5 0 5/ 50 16 3 19/ 120 24/ 170 14.1
1983 18 5 0 5/ 50 16 3 19/ 120 24/ 170 14.1
1981 16 3 0 3/ 50 17 3 20/ 120 23/ 170 13.5
1979 13 4 1 5/ 50 14 3 17/ 120 22/ 170 12.9
1977 8 4 - 4/ 50 18 1 19/ 120 23/ 170 13.5
1975 19 2 - 2/ 50 13 2 15/ 120 17/ 170 10.0