The 2018 midterm elections marked a major milestone for women in politics.
So far 96 women have been elected to the House of Representatives, surpassing the previous record of 85 in 2016. This female wave in the House is comprised of 61 Democrats and 23 Republicans.
In the Senate, there will now be 22 women in the Senate, just short of the record of 23 in 2018.
In governor seats across the nation, 9 women were elected, matching the record of 9 in 2004. The race for Georgia governor has not been called yet and candidate Stacey Abrams has not yet conceded.
The election was a culmination of a year where a record number of women won party nominations to run for the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, state executive offices, and state legislatures, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.
According to CAWP, 22 women have won senate nominations, up from 18 in 2012 and 235 women have won house nominations, up from 167 in 2016.
On a state level, 16 women have been nominated for governors of their states, up from 10 female nominees in 1994.
In statewide elected offices (including governor), 128 women have won nominations, up from the previous record of 121.
CAWP also found that 3,379 women have won nominations for state legislatures, the previous record was 2,649 set in 2016.
Some have compared the 2018 midterm elections to the 1992 election year that was dubbed “The Year of the Woman.” which ushered in a record number of women into congressional seats.
Currently, there are 23 female senators, making up 23 percent of the Senate and 84 women in the House of Representatives making up 19.3 percent of the House.
View and search the list of women running for Congress and state executive offices below, and check back on election day for updates.