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51st Legislature Demographics, 1989

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 1989 legislative session, in response to a questionnaire from the Legislative Services Division. In some cases, legislators have marked more than one response to a single question, resulting in a total of more than 150, which is the total number of legislators.

Gender

Gender
House
Senate
Total
Female
21
6
27
Male
79
44
123
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age
House
Senate
Total
Under 25
2
0
2
25-34
10
0
10
35-44
21
10
31
45-54
29
8
37
55-64
24
18
42
65 or older
14
10
24
Not given
0
4
4
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

Political Party
House
Senate
Total
Democrat
52
23
75
Republican
48
27
75
Total
100
50
150

Occupation

Occupation
House
Senate
Total
Agriculture
33
18
51
Business
30
16
46
Construction
4
0
4
Education
21
6
27
Government
10
2
12
Law
9
6
15
Medicine
1
3
4
Mining
0
0
0
Other
15
3
18
Total
123
54
177

Education

Educational Level
House
Senate
Total
High school graduate
24
0
24
Some college
15
4
19
College degree
29
1
30
Some graduate work
5
0
5
Graduate degree
26
33
59
Other
1
12
13
Total
100
50
150

Race

Race
House Senate Total
American Indian
2
0
2
Asian
0
0
0
Black
0
0
0
Hispanic/Latino
0
0
0
White
98
50
148
Other
0
0
0
Total
100
50
150

Veteran Status

Status
House
Senate
Total
Military veteran
26
19
45
Non-veteran
74
31
105
Total
100
50
150


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