Fourth in a series interpreting the results of Iowa’s 2018 state and federal elections.
The largest group of women ever to run for the Iowa legislature has produced the largest contingent of women lawmakers in state history.
For the first time, women will make up more than a third of Iowa House members and a majority of the lower chamber’s Democratic caucus.
The number of women serving in the Iowa Senate will exceed the previous record set in 2013 and 2014. In a major shift from the recent past, the women senators will include almost as many Republicans as Democrats.