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64th Legislature Demographics, 2015-2016

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2015 legislative session, in response to a questionnaire from the Legislative Services Division. Information about age and place of birth was taken from Lawmakers of Montana: Legislative Session of 2015 (Copper Book). In some cases, legislators may have indicated more than one response, resulting in a total of more than 150, which is the total number of legislators. And some legislators did not respond to some questions, resulting in a total of less than 150.

Gender

Gender
House
Senate
Total
Female
29
18
47
Male
71
32
103
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age
House
Senate
Total
Under 25
3
0
3
25-34
9
1
10
35-44
12
4
16
45-54
23
10
33
55-64
32
22
54
65 or older
21
13
34
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

Political Party
House
Senate
Total
Democrat
41
21
62
Republican
59
29
88
Total
100
50
150

Occupation

Occupational Categories
House
Senate
Total
Accountant
0
0
0
Agriculture
14
8
22
Attorney
9
3
12
Business
22
8
30
Clergy
1
0
1
Communication Arts
0
2
2
Consultant/Professional/Non-Profit
10
0
10
Education
9
4
13
Engineer/Scientist/Architect
1
1
2
Government
3
2
5
Homemaker
0
0
0
Insurance
1
2
3
Labor Union
0
0
0
Medical
3
0
3
Real Estate
2
1
3
Retired
18
9
27
Student
0
0
0
Other
12
8
20
Total
105
48
153

Education

Educational Level
House
Senate
Total
High school graduate
8
1
9
Some college
11
2
13
College degree
47
22
69
Some graduate work
3
3
6
Graduate degree
27
19
46
Other
4
3
7
Total
100
50
150

Race

Race
House Senate Total
American Indian
5
3
8
Asian/White
1
0
1
Black
0
0
0
Spanish/Hispanic/Latino
1
0
1
Spanish/Hispanic/Latino/White
1
0
1
White
85
42
127
Total
93
45
138

Veteran Status

Status
House
Senate
Total
Military veteran
13
6
19
Non-veteran
87
44
131
Total
100
50
150

Place of Birth

Status
House
Senate
Total
In state
59
25
84
Out of state
40
24
64
Unknown
1
1
2
Total
100
50
150

 


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2/18/2015 12:42:25 PM