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State Fact Sheet - Iowa

U.S. Congress (Total Seats: 2 U.S. Senators, 5 U.S. Representatives)
Iowa is among the four states that have never sent a woman to either the Senate or the House. The others are: Delaware; Mississippi; and Vermont.

Statewide Elective Executives (Total Positions: 7)
Mary Mosiman (R)3 State Auditor 2013-present
Kim Reynolds (R) Lieutenant Governor 2011-present
Patty Judge (D) Lieutenant Governor 2007-2011
Sally Pederson (D) Lieutenant Governor 1999-2007
Patty Judge (D) Secretary of Agriculture 1999-2007
Joy Corning (R) Lieutenant Governor 1991-1999
Bonnie Campbell (D) Attorney General 1991-1995
Elaine Baxter (D) Secretary of State 1987-1995
Jo Ann Zimmerman (D) Lieutenant Governor 1987-1991
Mary Jane Odell (R)1 Secretary of State 1980-1986
Jessie M. Parker Sup. of Pub. Instr. 1939-1954
Agnes Samuelson Sup. of Pub. Instr. 1927-1938
Ola Miller (D)2 Secretary of State 1933-1937
May E. Francis (R) Sup. of Pub. Instr. 1923-1926
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
2014 27 6 4 10/ 50 19 6 25/ 100 35/ 150 23.3
2013 27 6 4 10/ 50 19 6 25/ 100 35/ 150 23.3
2012 33 4 4 8/ 50 16 8 24/ 100 32/ 150 21.3
2011 32 4 4 8/ 50 16 8 24/ 100 32/ 150 21.3
2010 27 6 3 9/ 50 20 6 26/ 100 35/ 150 23.3
2009 26 6 3 9/ 50 20 6 26/ 100 35/ 150 23.3
2008 26 3 3 6/ 50 19 9 28/ 100 34/ 150 22.7
2007 25 3 3 6/ 50 19 9 28/ 100 34/ 150 22.7
2006 30 1 4 5/ 50 17 8 25/ 100 30/ 150 20.0
2005 29 1 4 5/ 50 17 8 25/ 100 30/ 150 20.0
2004 26 1 6 7/ 50 16 9 25/ 100 32/ 150 21.3
2003 27 1 6 7/ 50 16 9 25/ 100 32/ 150 21.3
2002 27 3 8 11/ 50 12 10 22/ 100 33/ 150 22.0
2001 27 3 8 11/ 50 12 10 22/ 100 33/ 150 22.0
2000 29 4 7 11/ 50 9 11 20/ 100 31/ 150 20.7
1999 27 4 7 11/ 50 10 11 21/ 100 32/ 150 21.3
1998 26 5 7 12/ 50 10 10 20/ 100 32/ 150 21.3
1997 26 5 7 12/ 50 10 10 20/ 100 32/ 150 21.3
1996 35 4 6 10/ 50 7 10 17/ 100 27/ 150 18.0
1995 35 4 6 10/ 50 7 10 17/ 100 27/ 150 18.0
1994 38 4 3 7/ 50 8 8 16/ 100 23/ 150 15.3
1993 37 4 2 6/ 50 8 8 16/ 100 22/ 150 14.7
1992 32 4 2 6/ 50 11 5 16/ 100 22/ 150 14.7
1991 31 4 2 6/ 50 11 5 16/ 100 22/ 150 14.7
1990 24 3 3 6/ 50 13 6 19/ 100 25/ 150 16.7
1989 24 3 3 6/ 50 13 6 19/ 100 25/ 150 16.7
1988 29 2 2 4/ 50 11 7 18/ 100 22/ 150 14.7
1987 29 2 2 4/ 50 11 7 18/ 100 22/ 150 14.7
1986 24 1 2 3/ 50 13 6 19/ 100 22/ 150 14.7
1985 24 1 2 3/ 50 13 6 19/ 100 22/ 150 14.7
1984 30 0 1 1/ 50 11 5 16/ 100 17/ 150 11.3
1983 31 0 1 1/ 50 11 5 16/ 100 17/ 150 11.3
1981 17 0 2 2/ 50 6 10 16/ 100 18/ 150 12.0
1979 18 - - 4/ 50 - - 11/ 100 15/ 150 10.0
1977 14 - - 4/ 50 - - 13/ 100 17/ 150 11.3
1975 17 - - 4/ 50 - - 10/ 100 14/ 150 9.3