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Facts


Current Numbers of Women Officeholders

This page contains current numbers of women officeholders with links on the right to basic fact sheets for each level of office. For more detailed information about each level of office, including additional current and historical fact sheets, use the links in the bar on the left.

Please note: Fact sheets listed below are updated every two weeks or less frequently if there are no changes. A list of changes not yet incorporated into our fact sheets is available on our fact sheet addendum (no current updates).

Federal Executive
(Cabinet and cabinet-
level positions)


Fact sheet: Obama's Executive Appointments
 
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U.S. Supreme Court    
    Fact sheet: Women on the U.S. Supreme Court
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Congress (total) 100  (77D, 23R - 18.7% of 535 seats)  
   U.S. Senate   20  (16D, 4R - 20% of 100 seats)  
   U.S. House   80  (61D, 19R - 18.4% of 435 seats)  
    Fact sheet: Women in the U.S. Congress 2014 
_________ Women in the U.S. Senate 1922-2014
_________ Women in the U.S. House 2014
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Statewide Executive
(total, includes governor,
lt. governor and other
statewide elected officials)
  72  (35D, 37R - 22.6% of 318 positions)  
Governor   5  (1D, 4R)
    Fact sheet:Statewide Elective Executive Women 2014
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St. Legislature (total) 1,791  (1,140D, 640R, 10NP*, 1Ind. -   24.3% of 7,383 seats)
   Senate   414  (259D, 144R, 10NP*, 1Ind. - 21.0% of 1,972 seats)  
  House/Assem.   1,377  (881D, 496R - 25.4% of 5,411 seats)  
    Fact sheet: Women in State Legislatures 2014
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Mayors (as of 01/2014)      
Cities over 30,000  249  (18.4% of 1,351 cities over 30,000)  
100 largest cities  13  (13% of 100 largest cities)  
    Fact sheet: Women Mayors in U.S. Cities  
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Overview (summary information for all levels of office)  
Fact sheet:    Women in Elective Office 2014
   Women of Color in Elective Office 2014

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* NP = nonpartisan; Prg. = Progressive