The Senate will have 37 Republicans and 19 Democrats for next year's legislative session — a 66 percent to 34 percent split.
Democrats also picked up two seats in the House during last month's elections. Democrat Deborah Gonzalez replaces former Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, who was appointed to a judgeship, and Democrat Jonathan Wallace will take over for former Rep. Chuck Williams, R-Watkinsville, who was appointed to lead the Georgia Forestry Commission.
When the House convenes in January, it will be run by a 64 percent Republican majority, with 116 Republican and 64 Democratic representatives.
Women are even more outnumbered than Democrats.
While women make up 51 percent of Georgia’s population, they’re only 27 percent of the state Legislature.
Voters increased the number of women in the state Senate to 12 of the chamber’s 56 members; the House remained unchanged with 51 women of 180 members.
Three more women will be in the Senate since last legislative session: Nikema Williams, a Democrat who won a runoff Tuesday for Sen. Vincent Fort’s former Atlanta seat after he ran for mayor; Kay Kirkpatrick, a Republican who won election in May for Sen. Judson Hill’s former Marietta seat; and Jordan.