Legislative Session Review

Legislative session Review

2015 Montana Legislative Session – Gender Statistics

Montana House: On the Democrats’ side of the aisle: 21 of 41 members were women (51%). A discouraging 11% loss from 2013. On the Republican side of the aisle: 8 of 59 members were women (13%). Therefore, 29 of 100 House members, or 29%, were women during the 2015 session.

Montana Senate: On the Democrats’ side of the aisle: 12 of 21 members were women (57%). On the Republican side of the aisle: 6 of 29 members were women (17%). Therefore, 17 of 50 Senate members, or 34%, were women during the 2015 session.

  • 2015 Democrat Caucus (House and Senate): 33 of 63 (53%) were women
  • 2015 Republican Caucus (House and Senate): 14 of 88 (16%) were women

Montana 2015 Legislature: 47 of 150 total members were women. Therefore, 31% of the 2015 legislators were women.


2013 Montana Legislative Session – Gender Statistics

Montana House: On the Democrats’ side of the aisle: 24/39 members were women (62%). On the Republican side of the aisle: 8/61 members were women (13%). Therefore, 32/100 House members, or 32%, were women during the 2013 session.

Montana Senate: On the Democrats’ side of the aisle: 5/21 members were women (24%). On the Republican side of the aisle: 5/29 members were women (17%). Therefore, 10/50 Senate members, or 20%, were women during the 2013 session.

  • 2013 Democrat Caucus (House and Senate): 29/60 (48%) were women
  • 2013 Republican Caucus (House and Senate): 13/90 (14%) were women

Montana 2013 Legislature: 42/150 total members were women. Therefore, 28% of the 2013 legislators were women.


2011 Montana Legislative Session – Gender Statistics

Montana House: On the Democrats’ side of the aisle: 19/32 members were women (59%). On the Republicans’ side of the aisle: 9/68 members were women (13%). Therefore, 28/100 House members, or 28%, were women during the 2011 session.

Montana Senate: On the Democrats’ side of the aisle: 6/22 members were women (27%). On the Republicans’ side of the aisle: 2/28 members were women (.07%). Therefore, 8/50 Senate members, or 16%, were women during the 2011 session.

  • 2011 Democrat Caucus (House and Senate): 25/54 (46%) were women
  • 2011 Republican Caucus (House and Senate): 11/96 (11%) were women

Montana 2011 Legislature: 36/150 total members were women. Therefore, 24% of the 2011 legislators were women.