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55th Legislature Demographics, 1997

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 1997 legislative session, in response to a questionnaire from the Legislative Services Division. In some cases, legislators have indicated more than one response, resulting in a total of more than 150, which is the total number of legislators.

Gender

Gender
House
Senate
Total
Female
26
9
35
Male
74
41
115
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age
House
Senate
Total
Under 25
1
0
1
25-34
3
0
3
35-44
16
6
22
45-54
30
19
49
55-64
32
14
46
65 or older
18
11
29
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

Political Party
House
Senate
Total
Democrat
35
16
51
Republican
65
34
99
Total
100
50
150

Occupation

Occupation
House
Senate
Total
Agriculture
28
16
44
Business
37
9
46
Construction
5
3
8
Education
17
6
23
Government
2
3
5
Law
4
5
9
Medicine
4
2
6
Mining
1
1
2
Other
12
8
20
Total
110
53
163

Education

Educational Level
House
Senate
Total
High school graduate
10
1
11
Some college
19
7
26
College degree
28
0
28
Some graduate work
7
0
7
Graduate degree
33
36
69
Other
3
6
9
Total
100
50
150

Race

Race
House Senate Total
American Indian
3
0
3
Asian
0
0
0
Black
0
0
0
Hispanic/Latino
0
0
0
White
98
50
148
Other
1
0
1
Total
102
50
152

Veteran Status

Status
House
Senate
Total
Military veteran
31
15
46
Non-veteran
69
35
104
Total
100
50
150


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