Demographic Composition of the Texas State Legislature

Gender Makeup

The Texas State Legislature is predominantly male. Although their overall count is growing, women remain incredibly outnumbered in the 87th Texas Legislature— just 48 of 181 seats in the House and Senate are currently held by women.

Approximately 25% of the Texas State House of Representatives is female (112 males, 38 females)

Approximately 32% of the Texas State Senate is female (21 males, 10 females)

Taken together, only 27% of the total membership of the Texas State Legislature is female (48 of 181 total members).

Notably, with the addition of Democrats Julie Johnson, Jessica González, and Erin Zwiener to the 86th Legislature in 2019, the number of legislators who identify as members of the LGBT community increased from two to five.

 

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