Here Are All Of The Women Who Were Elected To Congress This Year

by Jo Yurcaba
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The success of women candidates was closely tracked throughout the midterm elections as a record-breaking number battled for a seat at the table. Now that the results are in, all the women who were elected to Congress this year highlight how much progress was made, as well as how far the nation still has to go before reaching true gender parity in Washington D.C.

In 2018, 107 women served in Congress, making up 20 percent of the total 535 members. Representation in the Senate was slightly higher than the House; women comprised 23 percent of U.S. senators and just over 19 percent of all House members. Vermont became the only state that still hasn't sent a woman to Congress, largely because popular male incumbents just keep running.

This year's midterm elections presented an opportunity to drastically increase the number of women serving on Capitol Hill, as 260 women candidates advanced to the general election, by the Center for American Woman and Politics' count. (The majority of those candidates — 77 percent, to be exact — ran as Democrats.) A few women incumbents, including Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Virginia) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), faced viable challengers attempting to unseat them, however.

Here are the women who were ultimately elected to Congress in 2018.

  1. Stephanie Murphy (House, D-Florida)
  2. Joyce Beatty (House, D-Ohio)
  3. Marcia Fudge (House, D-Ohio)
  4. Marcy Kaptur (House, D-Ohio)
  5. Elizabeth Warren (Senate, D-Massachusetts)
  6. Ayanna Pressley (House, D-Massachusetts)
  7. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (House, D-Massachusetts)
  8. Terri Sewell (House, D-Alabama)
  9. Eddie Bernice Johnson (House, D-Texas)
  10. Alma Adams (House, D-North Carolina)
  11. Donna Shalala (House, D-Florida)
  12. Jennifer Wexton (House, D-Virginia)
  13. Kirsten Gillibrand (Senate, D-New York)
  14. Lisa Rochester (House, D-Delaware)
  15. Robin Kelly (House, D-Illinois)
  16. Jan Schakowsky (House, D-Illinois)
  17. Susan Brooks (House, R-Indiana)
  18. Sheila Jackson Lee (House, D-Texas)
  19. Sylvia Garcia (House, D-Texas)
  20. Veronica Escobar (House, D-Texas)
  21. Kay Granger (House, D-Texas)
  22. Nydia Velazquez (House, D-New York)
  23. Virginia Foxx (House, R-North Carolina)
  24. Ilhan Omar (House, D-Minnesota)
  25. Grace Meng (House, D-New York)
  26. Carolyn Maloney (House, D-New York)
  27. Jackie Walorski (House, R-Indiana)
  28. Amy Klobuchar (Senate, D-Minnesota)
  29. Yvette Clarke (House, D-New York)
  30. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (House, D-New York)
  31. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (House, D-Florida)
  32. Tammy Baldwin (Senate, D-Wisconsin)
  33. Martha Roby (House, R-Alabama)
  34. Bonnie Watson Coleman (House, D-New Jersey)
  35. Liz Cheney (House, R-Wyoming)
  36. Carol Miller (House, R-West Virginia)
  37. Mary Gay Scanlon (House, D-Pennsylvania)
  38. Chrissy Houlahan (House, D-Pennsylvania)
  39. Marsha Blackburn (Senate, R-Tennessee)
  40. Sharice Davids (House, D-Kansas)
  41. Rosa DeLauro (House, D-Connecticut)
  42. Gwen Moore (House, D-Wisconsin)
  43. Cheri Bustos (House, D-Illinois)
  44. Susan Wild (House, D-Pennsylvania)
  45. Deb Fischer (House, R-Nebraska)
  46. Rashida Tlaib (House, D-Michigan)
  47. Betty McCollum (House, D-Minnesota)
  48. Brenda Lawrence (House, D-Michigan)
  49. Katherine Clark (House, D-Massachusetts)
  50. Ann McLane Kuster (House, D-New Hampshire)
  51. Debra Haaland (House, D-New Mexico)
  52. Vicky Hartzler (House, R-Missouri)
  53. Madeleine Dean (House, D-Pennsylvania)
  54. Diana DeGette (House, D-Colorado)
  55. Val Demings (House, D-Florida)
  56. Kathy Castor (House, D-Florida)
  57. Lois Frankel (House, D-Florida)
  58. Frederica Wilson (House, D-Florida)
  59. Debbie Dingell (House, D-Michigan)
  60. Elaine Luria (House, D-Virginia)
  61. Michelle Lujan Grisham (House, D-New Mexico)
  62. Nita Lowey (House, D-New York)
  63. Lauren Underwood (House, D-Illinois)
  64. Tina Smith (House, D-Minnesota)
  65. Mazie Hirono (Senate, D-Hawaii)
  66. Mary Scanlon (House, D-Pennsylvania)
  67. Cindy Hyde-Smith (House, R-Mississippi)
  68. Lori Trahan (House, D-Massachusetts)
  69. Elise Stefanik (House, R-New York)
  70. Debbie Stabenow (Senate, D-Michigan)
  71. Kathleen Rice (House, D-New York)
  72. Abby Finkenauer (House, D-Iowa)
  73. Pramila Jayapal (House, D-Washington)
  74. Maria Cantwell (Senate, D-Washington)
  75. Suzanne Bonamici (House, D-Oregon)
  76. Cindy Axne (House, D-Iowa)
  77. Ann Kirkpatrick (House, D-Arizona)
  78. Ann Wagner (House, R-Missouri)
  79. Kendra Horn (House, D-Oklahoma)
  80. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (House, R-Washington)
  81. Maxine Waters (House, D-California)
  82. Angie Craig (House, D-Minnesota)
  83. Nanette Barragan (House, D-California)
  84. Lucille Roybal-Allard (House, D-California)
  85. Karen Bass (House, D-California)
  86. Suzan DelBene (House, D-Washington)
  87. Abigail Spanberger (House, D-Virginia)
  88. Barbara Lee (House, D-California)
  89. Lizzie Fletcher (House, D-Texas)
  90. Nancy Pelosi (House, D-California)
  91. Jahana Hayes (House, D-Connecticut)
  92. Doris Matsui (House, D-California)
  93. Judy Chu (House, D-California)
  94. Tulsi Gabbard (House, D-Hawaii)
  95. Grace Napolitano (House, D-California)
  96. Jackie Speier (House, D-California)
  97. Chellie Pingree (House, D-Maine)
  98. Debbie Lesko (House, R-Arizona)
  99. Norma Torres (House, D-California)
  100. Linda Sanchez (House, D-California)
  101. Anna Eshoo (House, D-California)
  102. Zoe Lofgren (House, D-California)
  103. Susan Davis (House, D-California)
  104. Julia Brownley (House, D-California)
  105. Haley Stevens (House, D-Michigan)
  106. Dina Titus (House, D-Nevada)
  107. Susie Lee (House, D-Nevada)
  108. Dianne Feinstein (Senate, D-California)
  109. Jacky Rosen (Senate, D-Nevada)
  110. Elissa Slotkin (House, D-Michigan)
  111. Katie Hill (House, D-California)
  112. Lucy McBath (House, D-Georgia)
  113. Krysten Sinema (Senate, D-Arizona)

As of Wednesday morning, projections for how many women had won House and Senate seats varied, though it was certain that more than 100 women were elected to Congress on Tuesday night. Although there may not have been a "blue wave" in 2018, maybe the country got something a little better: a historic pink wave.

Lauren Holter contributed to this report.