February 2022 breakdown of state legislative party membership: 54.40% Republicans, 44.29% Democrats

According to Ballotpedia’s February partisan count of the 7,383 state legislators across the United States, 54.40% of all state legislators are Republicans and 44.29% are Democrats.

Ballotpedia tallies the partisan balance of state legislatures at the end of every month. This refers to which political party holds the majority of seats in each chamber. Republicans control 62 chambers, while Democrats hold 36. The Alaska House of Representatives is the only chamber to be organized under a multipartisan, power-sharing coalition.

Nationally, the state legislatures include 1,965 state senators and 5,362 state representatives. Democrats hold 861 state Senate seats—losing one since January—and 2,409 state House seats, the same as last month. Republicans hold 4,016 of the 7,383 state legislative seats—1,096 state Senate seats (up two since January) and 2,920 state House seats, a loss of two. Independent or third-party legislators hold 41 seats, of which 33 are state House seats and eight state Senate seats. There are 56 vacant seats.

Compared to February 2021, Democrats have lost five state Senate seats (866 v. 861) and 40 state House seats (2,449 v. 2,409). Republicans have gained 11 state Senate seats (1,085 v. 1,096) and three state House seats (2,917 v. 2,920).  

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