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65th Legislature Demographics, 2017-2018

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2017 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 2017 (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
28
14
42
Male
72
36
108
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age
House
Senate
Total
Under 25
1
0
1
25-34
11
0
11
35-44
11
7
18
45-54
15
6
21
55-64
29
16
45
65-74
17
15
32
75 or older
2
4
6
Not Given
14
2
16
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

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

Occupation

Occupational Categories
House
Senate
Total
Accounting/Finance
3
0
3
Agriculture/Livestock
18
8
26
Attorney
5
3
8
Business
17
10
27
Communication Arts
1
1
2
Construction
4
0
4
Consultant/Professional/Nonprofit
14
6
20
Education
7
4
11
Engineer/Scientist/Architect
0
1
1
Government
2
2
4
Homemaker
1
0
1
Insurance
0
1
1
Law Enforcement
1
0
1
Medical
2
1
3
Real Estate
4
0
4
Retired
18
12
30
Student
1
0
1
Technology
1
0
1
Other
1
1
2
Total
100
50
150

Education

Educational Level
House
Senate
Total
High school graduate
6
5
11
Some college
11
0
11
College degree
52
25
77
Some graduate work
2
2
4
Graduate degree
23
15
38
Other
6
3
9
Total
100
50
150

Race

Race
House Senate Total
American Indian
6
3
9
Asian
0
0
0
Black
0
0
0
Spanish/Hispanic/Latino
1
1
2
White
87
43
130
Other
2
0
2
Total
96
47
143

Veteran Status

Status
House
Senate
Total
Military veteran
8
7
15
Non-veteran
92
43
135
Total
100
50
150

Place of Birth

Status
House
Senate
Total
In state
56
28
84
Out of state
39
20
59
Unknown
5
2
7
Total
100
50
150

 


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