The first woman was elected to serve in a state legislature in 1894.  In 2019 there are 2,149 women serving in state legislatures across the country. 

Please use the following resources to learn more about women, past and present, serving in state legislatures:

  • History of women in state legislatures
  • First women elected or appointed to state legislative office by state
  • State legislatures and women (maps and other resources)
  • State by state listing of women currently serving in state legislatures

Other Resources