Women in the United States Congress

Although a record 262 women filed to run for the House of Representatives, the number of women elected to the House this cycle declined to 73, including Delegates, down from 76 in the 111th Congress. Of the number of women who will serve in the House during the 112th Congress, 50 are Democrats and 23 are Republicans. A record of 36 women also filed to run for the Senate; 4 women were elected this cycle, keeping the total number of women serving in the Senate at 17.

Women Newly Elected to the Senate

Sen.-elect Kelly Ayotte (NH).

Women Newly Elected to the House

Rep.-elect Sandra Adams (FL).
Rep.-elect Karen Bass (CA).
Rep.-elect Diane Black (TN).
Rep.-elect Renee Ellmers (NC).
Rep.-elect Colleen Hanabusa (HI).
Rep.-elect Vicky Hartzler (MO).
Rep.-elect Nan Hayworth (NY).
Rep.-elect Jaime Herrera (WA).
Rep.-elect Kristi Noem (SD).
Rep.-elect Martha Roby (AL).
Rep.-elect Terri Sewell (AL).
Rep.-elect Frederica Wilson (FL).

To view the full write up and to learn more about each Senator and Representative, please visit The Source on Women's Issue in Congress website