Rutgers Logo Rutgers University
Center for American Women and Politics
Eagleton Institute of Politics
CAWP

Facts

State Fact Sheet - Virginia

U.S. Congress (Total Seats: 2 U.S. Senators, 11 U.S. Representative)
Thelma Drake (R) U.S. Representative 2005-2009
Jo Ann Davis (R) U.S. Representative 2001-2007
Leslie L. Byrne (D) U.S. Representative 1993-1995

Statewide Elective Executives (Total Positions: 3)
Judy Jagdmann (R)1 Attorney General 2005-2006
Mary Sue Terry (D)2 Attorney General 1986-1993
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 I
2014 40 6 1 7/ 40 12 5 - 17/ 100 24/ 140 17.1
2013 37 5 1 6/ 40 12 7 - 19/ 100 25/ 140 17.9
2012 41 5 1 6/ 40 11 7 - 18/ 100 24/ 140 17.1
2011 38 7 1 8/ 40 13 6 - 19/ 100 27/ 140 19.3
2010 39 7 1 8/ 40 13 6 - 19/ 100 27/ 140 19.3
2009 40 7 1 8/ 40 12 4 - 16/ 100 24/ 140 17.1
2008 42 7 1 8/ 40 10 5 - 15/ 100 23/ 140 16.4
2007 40 7 1 8/ 40 9 6 1 16/ 100 24/ 140 17.1
2006 38 7 1 8/ 40 9 6 1 16/ 100 24/ 140 17.1
2005 43 7 1 8/ 40 8 5 - 13/ 100 21/ 140 15.0
2004 44 7 1 8/ 40 6 6 - 12/ 100 20/ 140 14.3
2003 43 7 0 7/ 40 7 8 - 15/ 100 22/ 140 15.7
2002 43 7 0 7/ 40 7 7 - 14/ 100 21/ 140 15.0
2001 38 8 0 8/ 40 7 8 - 15/ 100 23/ 140 16.4
2000 41 8 0 8/ 40 7 8 - 15/ 100 23/ 140 16.4
1999 41 6 1 7/ 40 8 7 - 15/ 100 22/ 140 15.7
1998 40 6 1 7/ 40 8 6 - 14/ 100 21/ 140 15.0
1997 40 6 1 7/ 40 10 4 - 14/ 100 21/ 140 15.0
1996 37 6 1 7/ 40 10 4 - 14/ 100 21/ 140 15.0
1995 46 3 1 4/ 40 9 3 - 12/ 100 16/ 140 11.4
1994 44 3 1 4/ 40 9 3 - 12/ 100 16/ 140 11.4
1993 42 3 1 4/ 40 10 3 - 13/ 100 17/ 140 12.1
1992 41 3 1 4/ 40 10 3 - 13/ 100 17/ 140 12.1
1991 39 2 1 3/ 40 9 5 - 14/ 100 17/ 140 12.1
1990 39 2 1 3/ 40 8 4 - 12/ 100 15/ 140 10.7
1989 38 2 1 3/ 40 9 3 - 12/ 100 15/ 140 10.7
1988 37 2 1 3/ 40 9 2 - 11/ 100 14/ 140 10.0
1987 44 0 0 0/ 40 9 0 1 10/ 100 10/ 140 7.1
1986 43 0 0 0/ 40 9 0 1 10/ 100 10/ 140 7.1
1985 42 0 0 0/ 40 9 2 - 11/ 100 11/ 140 7.9
1984 41 0 0 0/ 40 9 2 - 11/ 100 11/ 140 7.9
1983 35 1 1 2/ 40 10 1 - 11/ 100 13/ 140 9.3
1981 43 0 1 1/ 40 8 0 - 8/ 100 9/ 140 6.4
1979 37 - - 0/ 40 - - - 9/ 100 9/ 140 6.4
1977 30 - - 0/ 40 - - - 9/ 100 9/ 140 6.4
1975 36 - - 0/ 40 - - - 6/ 100 6/ 140 4.3