Texas Women in Politics

A student looks at a photo display of the women who ran for office in Texas in 2018.

Election 2018 — One for the record books

Four adults look at content in the display of Texas women who ran for election in 2018.

In Texas during the 2018 mid-term election, women accounted for 36% of the candidates—the largest share ever. Texas voters elected the first Latinas as U.S. Congresswomen and, in Harris County alone, 17 African American women as judges.

At the Election 2018 exhibit, you can pore through the election trends provided by the Lone Star Parity Project in a data visualization of the 2018 and 2020 election cycles. Explore the data by gender, party affiliation, election level or judiciary candidates.

Trailblazing women by Texas county

A family looks at the Texas map that shows women representation by county.

Turn to the Texas Counties Map at the Leadership Hall to find information about 200 progressive women. These women made strides in a variety of fields including, education, history, arts, science, athletics and more.

You might just find one who shared your interests or someone who lived in your county!

Visit the Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall today or contact us for a guided tour.

We are part of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership in the Old Main Administration Building on the Texas Woman’s University campus. The Hall is on the entry level of the building, and accessible entryways are available on either end of the building.

Open 10 AM–4 PM Tuesday–Friday and by special appointment.
Closed on designated university holidays.

1210 Old Main Circle
Denton, Texas 76204

Limited parking is available in spots designated for the gallery just south of Old Main Circle on Old Main Circle Drive.

Page last updated 3:06 PM, January 3, 2024