Percent of Texas legislative seats that were won by women on Election Day or were already filled by women and not up for election this year. This represents an increase of 3.4 percentage points since 2017, but it is the same as in 2009.

The national average is 28.3%, up three percentage points from the 2017 election.

Texas ranks 37th out of the 50 states according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

For the first time in U.S. history, women will hold a majority of legislative seats in a state following the appointment of two women to the Nevada Assembly. Rounding out the top 10 are Colorado (45.0%), Oregon (41.1%), Vermont (39.4%), Arizona (38.9%), Washington (38.8%), Alaska (38.3%), Maine (38.2%), Maryland (37.8%) and Rhode Island (37.2%).

Thirteen states rank behind Texas: Arkansas (23.7%), Indiana (23.3%), South Dakota (22.9%), Kentucky (21.7%), North Dakota (20.6%), Oklahoma (20.1%), South Carolina (15.9%), Alabama (15.7%), Wyoming (15.6%), Mississippi (14.9%), Louisiana (14.6%), Tennessee (14.4%) and West Virginia (14.2%). Each legislative chamber in those states is controlled by Republicans.

Nationwide, just over two thirds of women elected to state legislatures were Democrats, up from 61% in 2017. In Texas, 72% of women elected to or in office and not up for election in 2018 were Democrats.

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