State legislative party breakdown nationwide at the end of June—52.3% Republicans, 47.0% Democrats

June’s partisan count of the 7,383 state legislators across the United States shows 52.3% of all state legislators are Republicans and 47.0% are Democrats, consistent with previous months.
 
Ballotpedia completes a count of the partisan balance of state legislatures at the end of every month. The partisan composition of state legislatures refers to which political party holds the majority of seats in the state senate and state house. Republicans hold a majority in 61 chambers, and Democrats hold the majority in 37 chambers. One chamber (Alaska’s state House) shares power between the two parties. Altogether, there are 1,972 state senators and 5,411 state representatives.
 
Of the 7,383 state legislative seats in the country, Republicans held 1,086 state senate seats–up four seats from May 2019–and 2,776 state house seats–down two seats. Democrats held 3,467 of the 7,383 state legislative seats–879 state Senate seats (up one seat from May) and 2,588 state House seats (up one seat). Independent or third-party legislators held 33 seats–consistent with May. There were 21 vacant seats.
 
At the time of the 2018 elections, 7,280 state legislators were affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic parties. There were 3,257 Democratic state legislators, 4,023 Republican state legislators, 35 independent or third-party state legislators, and 68 vacancies.
 



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