There are 31 women legislators in the California State Legislature, 19 Democrats and 12 Republicans. In the 2014 election we lost one female representative.

In our State Senate there are 12 women (out of 40 Senators) (four Republicans and eight Democrats). Four of these women will be termed out of office in 2016.

There are 19 women in our State Assembly, making up 23.7% of the 80 member assembly. There are 8 Republicans and 11 Democrats. Six women will be termed out in 2016.

‣ Kamala Harris, Attorney General, is the seventh woman to be elected to the Executive Branch of California’s State government.

‣ Democrat Betty Yee, State Controller, is the eighth woman to be elected to the Executive Branch of California State government.

‣ Two women, Fiona Ma (D) and Diane Harkey (R), sit on the Board of Equalization but with the addition of the State Controller, Betty Yee, the board has a female majority.

For informational purposes, below is the current complete list of women elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans.
 


LEGISLATOR
DISTRICT COUNTIES PARTY ELECTED TERM
Lois Wolk SD 3 Napa, Yolano D 2008 2016
Loni Hancock SD 9 Oakland D 2008 2016
Carol Liu SD 25 Pasadena D 2008 2016
Fran Pavley SD 27 Ventura County D 2008 2016
Mimi Walters SD 37 Irvine R 2008 2016
Kristen Olsen AD 12 Modesto R 2010 2016
Susan Bonilla AD 14 Concord D 2010 2016
Nora Campos AD 27 San Jose D 2010 2016
Shannon Grove AD 34 Bakersfield R 2010 2016
Toni Atkins AD 78 Coastal San Diego D 2010 2016
Jean Fuller SD 18 San Fernando Valley R 2010 2018
Beth Gaines AD 6 Roseville R 2012 2018
Susan Eggman AD 13 Stockton D 2012 2018
Cheryl Brown AD 47 Rialto D 2012 2018
Cristina Garcia AD 58 Downey D 2012 2018
Melissa Melendez AD 67 Murrietta R 2012 2018
Marie Waldron AD 75 Escondido R 2012 2018
Shirley Weber AD 79 East San Diego D 2012 2018
Cathleen Galgiani SD 5 Stockton D 2012 2020
Hannah-Beth Jackson SD 19 Santa Barbara D 2012 2020
Holly Mitchell SD 26 Los Angeles D 2013 2020
Lorena Gonzalez AD 80 South San Diego D 2013 2018
Catharine Baker AD 16 Tri-Valley R 2014 2026
Ling Ling Chang AD 55 Tri-Valley R 2014 2026
Young Kim AD 65 Fullerton R 2014 2026
Autumn Burke AD 62 Inglewood D 2014 2026
Jacqui Irwin AD 44 Thousand Oaks D 2014 2026
Patty Lopez AD 39 E. San Fernando Valley D 2014 2026
Connie Leyva SD 20 Ontario D 2014 2026
Janet Nguyen SD 34 Huntington Beach R 2014 2026
Pat Bates SD 36 Carlsbad R 2014 2026