List of U.S. state senators

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This is a list of U.S. state senators.


Summary

State State Executive Legislature Name Lower house Upper house
Name Party strength Term
(yrs.)
Name Party strength Term
(yrs.)
Alabama Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 77–28 4 State Senate R 27–8 4
Alaska Governor Legislature House of Representatives Coalition 23 (15D, 6R, 2 ind)–17R 2 Senate R 13–7 4
Arizona Governor State Legislature House of Representatives R 31-29 2 Senate R 17–13 2
Arkansas Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 76–24 2 Senate R 26–9 4
California Governor State Legislature [nb 1] State Assembly D 61–19 2 State Senate D 29–11 4
Colorado Governor General Assembly House of Representatives D 41–24 2 Senate D 19–16 4
Connecticut Governor General Assembly House of Representatives D 91–60 2 Senate D 22–14 2
Delaware Governor General Assembly House of Representatives D 26–15 2 Senate D 12–9 4
Florida Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 73–47 2 Senate R 23–17 4
Georgia Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 105–75 2 State Senate R 35–21 2
Hawaii Governor State Legislature House of Representatives D 46–5 2 Senate D 24–1 4
Idaho Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 56–14 2 Senate R 28–7 2
Illinois Governor General Assembly House of Representatives D 74–44 2 Senate D 39–19 2 or 4
Indiana Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 67–33 2 Senate R 40–10 4
Iowa Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 53–47 2 Senate R 32–18 4
Kansas Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 84–41 2 Senate R 28–11, 1 ind 4
Kentucky Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 61–39 2 Senate R 29–9 4
Louisiana Governor State Legislature [nb 2] House of Representatives R 68–35, 2 ind 4 State Senate R 27–12 4
Maine Governor Legislature House of Representatives D 87–56, 6 ind, 2 vac 2 Senate D 21–14 2
Maryland Governor General Assembly House of Delegates D 99–42 4 Senate D 33–14 4
Massachusetts Governor General Court House of Representatives D 127–32, 1 ind 2 Senate D 36–4 2
Michigan Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 58–52 2 Senate R 22–16 4
Minnesota Governor Legislature House of Representatives D 75–55, 4 New Rep 2 Senate R 35–32 2, 4, 4
Mississippi Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 75–46, 1 Ind. 4 State Senate R 36-16 4
Missouri Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 116–47 2 Senate R 24–10 4
Montana Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 58–42 2 Senate R 30–20 4
Nebraska Governor Legislature Legislature [nb 3] R 30–18, 1 ind [nb 4] 4
Nevada Governor Legislature Assembly D 29–13 2 Senate D 13–8 4
New Hampshire Governor General Court House of Representatives D 233–165, 1 Ref 2 Senate D 14–10 2
New Jersey Governor Legislature General Assembly D 52–28 2 Senate D 24–16 2, 4, 4
New Mexico Governor Legislature House of Representatives D 46–24 2 Senate D 26–16 4
New York Governor [Unnamed] State Assembly D 106–43, 1 IP 2 State Senate D 40–23 2
North Carolina Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 65–55 2 Senate R 29–21 2
North Dakota Governor Legislative Assembly House of Representatives R 79–16 4 Senate R 38–9 4
Ohio Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 61–38 2 Senate R 24–9 4
Oklahoma Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 77–24 2 Senate R 39–9 4
Oregon Governor Legislative Assembly House of Representatives D 38–22 2 State Senate D 19–11 4
Pennsylvania Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 110–93 2 State Senate R 28–22 4
Rhode Island Governor General Assembly House of Representatives D 66–9 2 Senate D 33–4 2
South Carolina Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 80–44 2 Senate R 27–19 4
South Dakota Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 59–11 2 Senate R 29–6 2
Tennessee Governor General Assembly House of Representatives R 73–26 2 Senate R 26–5, 1 ind, 1 vac 4
Texas Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 83–67 2 Senate R 19–12 4
Utah Governor State Legislature [nb 5] House of Representatives R 59–16 2 Senate R 23–6 4
Vermont Governor General Assembly House of Representatives D 95–43, 7 P, 5 ind 2 Senate D 22–6, 2 P 2
Virginia Governor General Assembly House of Delegates D 55–45 2 Senate D 21–19 4
Washington Governor State Legislature [nb 6] House of Representatives D 57–41 2 State Senate D 28–21 (20 R, 1 D) 4
West Virginia Governor Legislature House of Delegates R 59–41 2 Senate R 20–14 4
Wisconsin Governor Legislature State Assembly R 63–36 2 State Senate R 19–14 4
Wyoming Governor Legislature House of Representatives R 50–9, 1 Ind 2 Senate R 27–3 4
  1. ^ The Constitution of California names it the "California Legislature", but the Legislature brands itself as the “California State Legislature”.
  2. ^ The Constitution of Louisiana vests legislative authority in "a legislature, consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives," and refers to it as "the legislature" throughout, without officially designating a term for the two houses together. However, the two bodies do use the term "Louisiana State Legislature" in official references to itself.
  3. ^ When Nebraska switched to a unicameral legislature in 1937, the lower house was abolished. All current Nebraskan legislators are referred to as “Senators”, as the pre-1937 senate was the retained house.
  4. ^ Nebraska's legislature is de jure nonpartisan but senators' political affiliations are publicly known and voting often happens along party lines; the de facto composition is given here.
  5. ^ The Constitution of Utah names it the "Legislature of the State of Utah", but the Legislature brands itself as the "Utah State Legislature".
  6. ^ The Constitution of Washington names it "the legislature of the state of Washington", but the Legislature brands itself as the "Washington State Legislature".

Superlatives

From the 50 state legislatures in the United States, the following superlatives emerge:

There are a total of 1,972 state senators nationwide, with the average state senate having 39 members.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

See also

External links

  • "Partisan Composition of State Legislatures". Ballotpedia.