A record-setting number of women will serve in state legislatures in 2023

Alaska elected 20 women to the Legislature, the second-highest total in state history

By: - December 1, 2022 12:27 pm

Speaker of the House Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, talks to House Minority Leader Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla, and Rep. George Rauscher, R-Sutton, during debate on the last regular day of the Alaska Legislature's 2022 session, May 18, 2022. Stutes and Tilton are among 20 women elected to the Legislature this month. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

Under the Alaska election results certified on Wednesday, 20 women were elected to the Legislature, including five senators and 15 representatives. That is the second-highest total in state history. It is an increase of two from the 18 over last two years, but three below the record number of 23 in 2019 and 2020.

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.