Women’s engagement in politics has undoubtedly surged, with more women running for office– and winning–than at any time in our nation’s history. Still, we have a long way to go before we truly have fair representation. Here are some of the latest ceiling shattering, glass breaking stats.
U.S. Senate: 26
26 women are serving in the U.S. Senate in 2019 (previous record is 23), including 4 women of color.
House of Representatives: 101
101 women are serving in the U.S. House (previous record was 85 in 2016), including 43 women of color. Women make up 23% of all members of the U.S. House, up from 19% in 2018.
9 women won their races for governor in 2018, matching the previous record number of women governors serving simultaneously, in both 2004 and 2007. The nine states with women governors are Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Dakota.
Here in New York, Attorney General Letitia James is the first black woman to hold statewide office. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is the first black woman to lead the State Senate.
In 2019, at least 2,019 women will serve in state legislative offices around the country. This includes at least 1,743 women who won in November of 2018. In New York, women make up 31% of our state legislature. This is up from 28% in 2018.
NYS Senate: 18
Women are 18 out of 63 Senators in our State Senate, or 28%.
NYS Assembly: 49
49 out of 150 Assembly members are women, or 33%.
NYC Council: 11
Women make up less than 22% of the New York City Council, filling only 11 out of 51 City council seats.
Learn more at the Center for American Women in Politics