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59th Legislature Demographics, 2005

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2005 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
30
7
37
Male
70
43
113
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age
House
Senate
Total
Under 25
2
0
2
25-34
1
3
4
35-44
14
2
16
45-54
34
17
51
55-64
36
19
55
65 or older
10
9
19
Not given
3
0
3
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

Political Party
House
Senate
Total
Democrat
50
27
77
Republican
50
23
73
Total
100
50
150

Occupation

Occupation
House
Senate
Total
Agriculture
18
7
25
Business
31
16
47
Construction
6
5
11
Education
22
2
24
Government
11
3
14
Law
7
5
12
Medicine
5
1
6
Mining
1
0
1
Other
22
12
34
Total
123
51
174

Education

Educational Level
House
Senate
Total
High school graduate
3
1
4
Some college
14
9
23
College degree
28
14
42
Some graduate work
10
7
17
Graduate degree
37
11
48
Other
8
8
16
Total
100
50
150

Race

Race
House Senate Total
American Indian
8
3
11
Asian
0
0
0
Black
0
0
0
Hispanic/Latino
0
0
0
White
91
47
138
Other
2
1
3
Total
101
51
152

Veteran Status

Status
House
Senate
Total
Military veteran
17
11
28
Non-veteran
83
39
125
Total
100
50
150


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