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: 25
25 women are serving in the U.S. Senate in 2020, 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.
In 2020, nine female governors are serving, a tie with 2004 and 2007 for a record number of women governors serving simultaneously. 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 2020, at least 2,162 women will serve in state legislative offices around the country. In New York, women make up 31% of our state legislature. This is up from 28% in 2018.
NYS Senate: 19
Women are 19 out of 63 Senators in our State Senate, or 30%.
NYS Assembly: 48
48 out of 150 Assembly members are women, or 32%.
NYC Council: 12
Women make up less than 24% of the New York City Council, filling only 12 out of 51 City council seats.
Learn more at the Center for American Women in Politics