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Information by Levels of Office

Historical Information about Women in State Legislatures

This section contains historical information about women serving in state legislative office:


History of Women in State Legislatures 1975-2012

Women in State Legislatures 1975-2012
State by state listing of numbers and percentages of women elected to state legislatures for 1975 through 2012.

Full fact sheet by year
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
1981 1979 1977 1975


Women in State Legislative Leadership 1991-2011
Full fact sheet by year
2011 2009 2007 2005 2003 2001
1999 1997 1995 1993 1991  


Historical Summary of Women Candidates and Winners in State Legislative Races

Women Candidates, Winners and Holdovers for State Legislatures 1992-2012
Numbers of major party candidates, winners and holdovers by state.

Women Candidates for State Legislatures - Election Results 1992-2012
Summary of major party candidates by party and seat status.