July 2022 breakdown of state legislative party membership: 54.14% Republicans, 44.35% Democrats

According to Ballotpedia’s July partisan count of the 7,383 state legislative seats across the United States, 54.14% of all state legislators are Republicans and 44.35% are Democrats. 

Ballotpedia tallies the partisan balance of state legislatures at the end of every month. 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.

Independent or third-party legislators hold 43 seats across 16 different states, of which 35 are state House seats and eight state Senate seats. There are 61 vacant state House seats and eight vacant state Senate seats across 23 different states.

Compared to July 2021, Democrats have lost four state Senate seats (867 v. 863) and 32 state House seats (2,443 v. 2,411). Republicans have gained three state Senate seats (1,090 v. 1,093) and lost 16 state House seats (2,920 v. 2,904).  

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