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State Fact Sheet - Washington

U.S. Congress (Total Seats: 2 U.S. Senators, 10 U.S. Representatives)
Maria Cantwell (D) U.S. Senator 2001-present
Patty Murray (D) U.S. Senator 1993-present

Suzan DelBene (D)

U.S. Representative

2013-present
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R) U.S. Representative 2011-present
Cathy McMorris Rogers (R) U.S. Representative 2005-present
Jennifer Dunn (R) U.S. Representative 1993-2005
Linda Ann Smith (R) U.S. Representative 1995-1999
Maria Cantwell (D) U.S. Representative 1993-1995
Jolene Unsoeld (D) U.S. Representative 1989-1995
Julia Butler Hansen (D)1 U.S. Representative 1960-1974
Catherine D. May (R) U.S. Representative 1959-1971

Statewide Elective Executives (Total Positions: 9)
Kim Wyman (R) Secretary of State 2013-present
Christine O. Gregoire (D) Governor 2005-2013
  Attorney General 1993-2005
Theresa Bergeson (NP) Sup. of Pub. Instr. 1997-2009
Jennifer Belcher (D) Comm. of Lands 1993-2001
Deborah Senn (D) Comm. of Insurance 1993-2001
Judith Billings (NP) Sup. of Pub. Instr. 1989-1997
Dixy Lee Ray (D) Governor 1977-1981
Pearl A. Wanamaker (NP) Sup. of Pub. Instr 1941-1956
Belle C. Reeves (D) Secretary of State 1939-1948
Josephine C. Preston (NP) Sup. of Pub. Instr. 1913-1928

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 6 10 8 18/ 49 21 9 30/ 98 48/ 147 32.7
2013 6 10 8 18/ 49 20 9 29/ 98 47/ 147 32.0
2012 6 12 6 18/ 49 19 10 29/ 98 47/ 147 32.0
2011 5 12 6 18/ 49 19 10 29/ 98 47/ 147 32.0
2010 6 13 6 19/ 49 21 8 29/ 98 48/ 147 32.7
2009 6 13 6 19/ 49 22 7 29/ 98 48/ 147 32.7
2008 3 15 5 20/ 49 23 9 32/ 98 52/ 147 35.4
2007 4 15 5 20/ 49 22 8 30/ 98 50/ 147 34.0
2006 3 15 5 20/ 49 19 10 29/ 98 49/ 147 33.3
2005 3 15 5 20/ 49 19 10 29/ 98 49/ 147 33.3
2004 1 16 5 21/ 49 20 11 31/ 98 52/ 147 35.4
2003 1 15 6 21/ 49 21 12 33/ 98 54/ 147 36.7
2002 1 17 6 23/ 49 21 13 34/ 98 57/ 147 38.8
2001 1 17 6 23/ 49 21 13 34/ 98 57/ 147 38.8
2000 1 18 5 23/ 49 22 15 37/ 98 60/ 147 40.8
1999 1 18 5 23/ 49 22 15 37/ 98 60/ 147 40.8
1998 1 16 7 23/ 49 20 15 35/ 98 58/ 147 39.5
1997 1 16 7 23/ 49 20 15 35/ 98 58/ 147 39.5
1996 1 14 6 20/ 49 20 18 38/ 98 58/ 147 39.5
1995 1 14 6 20/ 49 20 18 38/ 98 58/ 147 39.5
1994 1 14 4 18/ 49 28 13 41/ 98 59/ 147 40.1
1993 1 14 4 18/ 49 26 14 40/ 98 58/ 147 39.5
1992 2 7 5 12/ 49 23 13 36/ 98 48/ 147 32.7
1991 5 6 5 11/ 49 22 13 35/ 98 46/ 147 31.3
1990 5 5 5 10/ 49 22 11 33/ 98 43/ 147 29.3
1989 6 5 5 10/ 49 22 10 32/ 98 42/ 147 28.6
1988 5 4 5 9/ 49 20 8 28/ 98 37/ 147 25.2
1987 4 4 4 8/ 49 19 10 29/ 98 37/ 147 25.2
1986 5 4 3 7/ 49 16 12 28/ 98 35/ 147 23.8
1985 5 4 3 7/ 49 16 12 28/ 98 35/ 147 23.8
1984 10 5 3 8/ 49 13 7 20/ 98 28/ 147 19.0
1983 11 5 3 8/ 49 13 7 20/ 98 28/ 147 19.0
1981 2 4 4 8/ 49 17 10 27/ 98 35/ 147 23.8
1979 7 - - 7/ 49 - - 20/ 98 27/ 147 18.4
1977 4 - - 7/ 49 - - 16/ 98 23/ 147 15.7
1975 10 - - 4/ 49 - - 14/ 98 18/ 147 12.2