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56th Legislature Demographics, 1999

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 1999 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
29
8
37
Male
71
42
113
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age
House
Senate
Total
Under 25
1
0
1
25-34
2
0
2
35-44
13
6
19
45-54
36
14
50
55-64
31
20
51
65 or older
17
10
27
Not given
0
0
0
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

Political Party
House
Senate
Total
Democrat
41
18
59
Republican
59
32
91
Total
100
50
150

Occupation

Occupation
House
Senate
Total
Agriculture
26
13
39
Business
35
23
58
Construction
3
4
7
Education
22
5
27
Government
2
5
7
Law
6
4
10
Medicine
6
1
7
Mining
1
0
1
Other
20
2
22
Total
121
57
178

Education

Educational Level
House
Senate
Total
High school graduate
9
5
14
Some college
17
9
26
College degree
26
17
43
Some graduate work
5
1
6
Graduate degree
32
15
47
Other
11
3
14
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
97
50
147
Other
1
0
1
Total
100
50
150

Veteran Status

Status
House
Senate
Total
Military veteran
15
10
25
Non-veteran
85
40
125
Total
100
50
150


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