CURRENT FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS

There is more work to do in the Midwest and throughout the United States.  There are only 8 Black women serving in Congress from the Midwest and 69 Black women serving in their state legislatures throughout the Midwest.  These women are listed here.   As of 2021, there are no Black women serving as state legislators in the states of Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

 

If you are a current elected official, former office holder, candidate or you have an interest in seeking public office, please complete our Midwest Black Women in Politics Directory.  

2021 U.S. EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

INDIANA

KANSAS

2021 STATE LEGISLATURE

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Rep. Valdenia C. Winn 
(D - 34)

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Rep. Barbara W. Ballard 
(D - 44)

Rep. Gail Finney
 (D - 84)

MICHIGAN

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Sen. Sylvia Santana 
(D - 03)

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Sen. Betty Jean Alexander 
(D - 05)

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Rep. Tenisha Yancey 
(D -01)

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Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson 
(D - 05)

Rep. Helena Scott
(D - 07)

 

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Rep. Stephanie Young 
(D -08)

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Rep. Karen Whitsett 
(D - 09)

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MINNESOTA

Rep. Ruth Richardson 
(D - 52B)

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Rep. Hodan Hassan 
(D - 62A)

Rep. Rena Moran 
(DFL - 65A)

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