South Carolina

U.S. Congress (Total Seats: 2 U.S. Senators, 7 U.S. Representatives)
Nancy Mace (R) U.S. Representative 2021-present
Elizabeth Patterson (D) U.S. Representative 1987-1992
Corinne Boyd Riley (D)1 U.S. Representative 1962
Willa Lybrand Fulmer (D)2 U.S. Representative 1944
Clara Gooding McMillan (D)3 U.S. Representative 1939-1940
Elizabeth H. Gasque (D)4 U.S. Representative 1938
  1. Riley won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
  2. Fulmer won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
  3. McMillan won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
  4. Gasque won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
 
Statewide Elective Executives (Total Positions: 9)
Pamela Evette (R) Lieutenant Governor 2019-present
Molly Spearman Superintendent of Education 2015-present
Nikki Haley (R) Governor 2011-2017
Inez Tenenbaum (D) Superintendent of Education 1999-2006
Barbara Nielsen (R) Superintendent of Education 1991-1998
Nancy Stevenson (D) Lieutenant Governor 1979-1982

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 46 2 3 5/ 46 13 12 25/ 124 30/ 170 17.6
2020 45 2 2 4/ 46 13 12 25/ 124 29/ 170 17.1
2019 44 2 2 4/ 46 12 12 24/ 124 28/ 170 16.5
2018 43 2 2 4/ 46 12 11 23/ 124 27/ 170 15.9
2017 47 2 2 4/ 46 11 9 20/ 124 24/ 170 14.1
2016 47 1 1 2/ 46 12 10 22/ 124 24/ 170 14.1
2015 47 1 1 2/ 46 12 10 22/ 124 24/ 170 14.1
2014 49 0 1 1/ 46 11 10 21/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
2013 49 0 1 1/ 46 11 10 21/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
2012 50 0 0 0/ 46 9 9 18/ 124 18/ 170 10.6
2011 50 0 0 0/ 46 9 8 17/ 124 17/ 170 10.0
2010 50 0 0 0/ 46 8 9 17/ 124 17/ 170 10.0
2009 50 0 0 0/ 46 9 8 17/ 124 17/ 170 10.0
2008 50 1 1 2/ 46 8 5 13/ 124 15/ 170 8.8
2007 50 1 1 2/ 46 8 6 14/ 124 16/ 170 9.4
2006 50 1 0 1/ 46 7 7 14/ 124 15/ 170 8.8
2005 50 1 0 1/ 46 6 7 13/ 124 14/ 170 8.2
2004 50 2 0 2/ 46 8 7 15/ 124 17/ 170 10.0
2003 50 2 0 2/ 46 7 7 14/ 124 16/ 170 9.4
2002 48 2 0 2/ 46 7 9 16/ 124 18/ 170 10.6
2001 48 2 0 2/ 46 7 9 16/ 124 18/ 170 10.6
2000 48 2 1 3/ 46 6 10 16/ 124 19/ 170 11.2
1999 48 2 1 3/ 46 6 10 16/ 124 19/ 170 11.2
1998 44 2 1 3/ 46 6 11 17/ 124 20/ 170 11.8
1997 44 2 1 3/ 46 8 11 19/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1996 44 2 1 3/ 46 8 11 19/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1995 43 2 1 3/ 46 8 11 19/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1994 40 2 1 3/ 46 10 9 19/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1993 40 2 1 3/ 46 10 9 19/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1992 36 1 2 3/ 46 13 6 19/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1991 42 1 1 2/ 46 13 5 18/ 124 20/ 170 11.8
1990 43 1 1 2/ 46 10 5 15/ 124 17/ 170 10.0
1989 42 1 1 2/ 46 10 5 15/ 124 17/ 170 10.0
1988 44 1 1 2/ 46 11 3 14/ 124 16/ 170 9.4
1987 43 1 1 2/ 46 9 2 11/ 124 13/ 170 7.6
1986 47 1 0 1/ 46 8 1 9/ 124 10/ 170 5.9
1985 47 2 0 2/ 46 7 1 8/ 124 10/ 170 5.9
1984 44 2 1 3/ 46 9 1 10/ 124 13/ 170 7.6
1983 44 2 1 3/ 46 8 1 9/ 124 12/ 170 7.1
1981 42 2 1 3/ 46 8 1 9/ 124 12/ 170 7.1
1979 41 1 - 1/ 46 7 2 9/ 124 10/ 170 5.9
1977 35 - - 0/ 46 8 2 10/ 124 10/ 170 5.9
1975 39 - - 0/ 46 4 4 8/ 124 8/ 170 4.7