According to the Center for American Women and Politics, this year (2017) women hold 105 out of the seats in the 535 seats in the United States Congress. There are 21 women in the Senate. And 84 women in the House of Representatives. That means, women are 19.6% of Congress, 21% of the Senate, and 19.3% of the House. The numbers are worse for women of color. For instance, 7% of Congress is comprised of women of color.
Stats for Latinas:
- 10 Latinas are in a 535 person Congress (1.8%). “one Latina serves as a non-voting delegate in Congress representing Puerto Rico.”
- Of the 75 women serving in statewide elective executive offices, 4 are Latina (5.3%).
- Of the 1,844 women state legislators serving nationwide, 111 are Latina (6%).
- Of the 100 largest cities, only one has a Latina mayor (1%). That is Chula Vista, California with May Casillas Salas as the mayor.
Source: Center for American Women in Politics