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State Fact Sheet - South Carolina

U.S. Congress (Total Seats: 2 U.S. Senators, 7 U.S. Representatives)
Elizabeth Patterson (D) U.S. Rep. 1987-1993
Corinne Boyd Riley (D)1 U.S. Rep. 1962-1963 
Willa Lybrand Fulmer (D)2 U.S. Rep. 1944-1945
Clara Gooding McMillan (D)3 U.S. Rep. 1939-1941
Elizabeth H. Gasque (D)4 U.S. Rep. 1938-1939

Statewide Elective Executives (Total Positions: 9)
Nikki Haley (R) Governor 2011-present
Inez Tenenbaum (D) Superintendent of Education 1999-2007
Barbara Nielsen (R) Superintendent of Education 1991-1999
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
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 8 9 17/ 124 17/ 170 10.0
2011 50 0 0 0/ 46 8 8 16/ 124 16/ 170 9.4
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 5 13/ 124 15/ 170 8.8
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 6 14/ 124 16/ 170 9.4
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 0 2/ 46 7 9 16/ 124 18/ 170 10.6
1999 48 2 1 3/ 46 6 10 16/ 124 19/ 170 11.2
1998 44 2 1 3/ 46 8 11 19/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1997 44 2 1 3/ 46 8 11 19/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1996 44 2 1 3/ 46 8 10 18/ 124 21/ 170 12.4
1995 43 2 1 3/ 46 8 10 18/ 124 21/ 170 12.4
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 1 2/ 46 13 7 20/ 124 22/ 170 12.9
1991 42 1 1 2/ 46 12 5 17/ 124 19/ 170 11.2
1990 43 1 1 2/ 46 10 3 13/ 124 15/ 170 8.8
1989 42 1 1 2/ 46 10 4 14/ 124 16/ 170 9.4
1988 44 1 1 2/ 46 9 2 11/ 124 13/ 170 7.6
1987 43 1 1 2/ 46 9 2 11/ 124 13/ 170 7.6
1986 47 2 0 2/ 46 7 1 8/ 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 0 9/ 124 12/ 170 7.1
1983 44 2 1 3/ 46 9 0 9/ 124 12/ 170 7.1
1981 42 1 1 2/ 46 8 1 9/ 124 11/ 170 6.5
1979 41 - - 0/ 46 - - 9/ 124 9/ 170 5.3
1977 35 - - 0/ 46 - - 10/ 124 10/ 170 5.9
1975 39 - - 0/ 46 - - 7/ 124 7/ 170 4.1