54.30% of all state lawmakers are Republicans and 44.79% are Democrats, according to Ballotpedia’s July partisan tally of 7,383 state lawmakers.
Ballotpedia tracks the partisan balance of state legislatures at the end of each month. This is the political party that holds the majority of seats in each chamber. Republicans control 61 chambers, while Democrats hold 37. The Alaska House of Representatives is the only chamber to be organized under a multi-party, power-sharing coalition.
Nationally, state legislatures include 1,957 senators and 5,363 state representatives. Democrats hold 867 State Senate seats – the same as in the past two months – and 2,443 State House seats, a loss of three seats since late June. Republicans hold 4,010 of a total of 7,383 legislative seats, 1,090 State Senate seats (down two from June) and 2,920 State House seats (an increase of one).
Independent or third-party legislators hold 39 seats, of which 32 are State House seats and seven are State Senate seats. There are 24 vacant places.
During the month of July, Democrats saw a net decrease of three seats and Republicans a net decrease of one seat. Compared to July of last year, state legislatures are 2.01% less Democratic (46.80% to 44.79%) and 2.29% more Republican (52.01% to 54.30%) .