For stats on women elected officials in US, State, and local categories see this research report from Rutgers for 2011.
Women hold 73 of 435 Seats in the US House of Representatives, which is 16.8%. Women Senators hold 17 seats out of 100 seats in the US Senate.
In 2011 71 women hold statewide elective office in the US. Women hold 22.4% of 317 of these positions.
NOTE: NC is stronger in % of statewide offices held by women, but weaker in legislative seats held.
Only 6 of 50 NC Senate seats (12%) belong to women in North Carolina, but women in the NC Council of State include Sec. of State Elaine Marshall, State Treasurer Janet Cowell, and State Auditor Woods and others.
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