Session Demographics

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before each 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.

Demographic information includes: Gender, Age, Party Affiliation, Occupation, Education, Race, and Veteran Status.

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

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

63rd Legislature Demographics, 2013-2014

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2013 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 2013 (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
32
10
42
Male
68
40
108
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age

House
Senate
Total
Under 25
2
0
2
25-34
13
3
16
35-44
13
5
18
45-54
19
13
32
55-64
35
20
55
65 or older
18
9
27
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat
39
21
60
Republican
61
29
90
Total
100
50
150

Occupation

Occupation

House
Senate
Total
Arts, Sports & Media
2
2
4
Business & Finance
26
14
40
Community & Social Services
4
2
6
Construction & Extraction
1
2
3
Education
11
4
15
Farming, Ranching & Forestry
15
12
27
Government & Military
3
2
5
Health Care
0
0
0
Law
5
3
8
Protective Services
2
0
2
Sales
1
0
1
Science & Technology
3
2
5
Transportation
1
1
2
Unknown
28
10
38
Total
102
54
156

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate
12
2
14
Some college
3
3
6
College degree
47
19
66
Some graduate work
0
2
2
Graduate degree
22
17
39
Other
16
7
23
Total
100
50
150

Race

Race

House Senate Total
American Indian
5
3
8
Asian
1
0
1
Black
0
0
0
Hispanic/Latino
0
0
0
White
85
43
128
Other
3
0
3
Total
94
46
140

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran
13
4
17
Non-veteran
87
46
133
Total
100
50
150

Place of Birth

Status

House

Senate

Total

In state
54
28
82
Out of state
39
21
60
Unknown
7
1
8
Total
100
49
150

62nd Legislature Demographics, 2011-2012

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2011 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 2011 (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
8
36
Male
72
42
114
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age

House
Senate
Total
Under 25
0
0
0
25-34
11
4
15
35-44
13
5
18
45-54
19
11
30
55-64
41
16
57
65 or older
16
14
30
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat
32
22
54
Republican
68
28
96
Total
100
50
150

Occupation

Occupation

House
Senate
Total
Arts, Sports & Media
6
3
9
Business & Finance
21
12
33
Community & Social Services
9
3
12
Construction & Extraction
5
1
6
Education
11
6
17
Farming, Ranching & Forestry
15
13
28
Government & Military
15
3
18
Health Care
3
1
4
Law
7
3
10
Protective Services
4
0
4
Sales
1
0
1
Science & Technology
4
0
4
Transportation
2
1
3
Unknown
17
10
27
Total
120
55
176

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate
11
4
15
Some college
13
6
19
College degree
43
15
58
Some graduate work
0
0
0
Graduate degree
30
24
54
Other
1
1
2
Total
98
50
148

Race

Race

House Senate Total
American Indian
5
3
8
Asian
0
0
0
Black
0
0
0
Hispanic/Latino
0
0
0
White
86
44
130
Other
2
0
2
Total
93
47
140

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran
14
7
21
Non-veteran
86
43
129
Total
100
50
150

Place of Birth

Status

House

Senate

Total

In state
52
32
84
Out of state
47
18
65
Unknown
1
0
1
Total
100
49
150

61st Legislature Demographics, 2009

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2009 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 2009 (Copper Book). 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. And some legislators did not respond to some questions, resulting in a total of less than 150.

Gender

Gender

House

Senate

Total

Female

29

10

39

Male

71

40

111

Total

100

50

150

Age

Age

House

Senate

Total

Under 25

25-34

11 

2

13 

35-44

11 

1

12

45-54

23 

30 

55-64

40

25 

65 

65 or older

14 

15 

29 

Total

100

50

150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat

50

23

73

Republican

50

27

77

Total

100

50

150

Occupation

Occupation

House

Senate

Total

Arts, Sports & Media

1

2

3

Business & Finance

9

6

15

Community & Social Services

8

1

9

Construction & Extraction

5

0

5

Education

13

0

13

Farming, Ranching & Forestry

6

11

17

Government

4

2

6

Health Care

5

0

5

Law

2

0

2

Protective Services

1

0

1

Retired

7

5

12

Sales

2

1

3

Science & Technology

3

0

3

Transportation

1

1

2

Other

2

0

2

Total

69

29

98

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate

7

2

9

Some college

9

7

16

College degree

30

13

43

Some graduate work

3

4

7

Graduate degree

34

16

50

Other

17

8

25

Total

100

50

150

Race

Race

House Senate Total
American Indian

6

3

9

Asian

0

0

0

Black

0

0

0

Hispanic/Latino

0

0

0

White

86

44

130

Other

2

0

2

Total

94

47

141

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran

9

8

17

Non-veteran

91

42

133

Total

100

50

150

Place of Birth

Status

House

Senate

Total

In state

54

28

82

Out of state

45

22

67

Unknown

1

0

1

Total

100

50

150

60th Legislature Demographics, 2007

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2007 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

28

9

37

Male

72

41

113

Total

100

50

150

Age

Age

House

Senate

Total

Under 25

1

0

1

25-34

6

2

8

35-44

12

3

15

45-54

26

7

33

55-64

33

24

57

65 or older

19

14

33

Not given

3

0

3

Total

100

50

150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat

49

26

75

Republican

50

24

74

Constitution

1

0

1

Total

100

50

150

Occupation

Occupation

House

Senate

Total

Agriculture

16

9

25

Business

16

16

32

Construction

3

4

7

Education

16

5

21

Government

11

5

16

Law

3

4

7

Medicine

6

1

7

Mining

1

0

1

Other

36

13

49

Total

108

57

165

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate

4

2

6

Some college

12

9

21

College degree

26

13

39

Some graduate work

7

4

11

Graduate degree

30

14

44

Other

21

8

29

Total

100

50

150

Race

Race

House Senate Total
American Indian

9

4

13

Asian

0

0

0

Black

0

0

0

Hispanic/Latino

0

0

0

White

89

46

135

Other

3

1

4

Total

101

51

152

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran

15

10

25

Non-veteran

85

40

125

Total

100

50

150

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

58th Legislature Demographics, 2003

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2003 legislative session, in response to a questionnaire from the Legislative Services Division. In some cases, legislators have elected not to respond to some questions. In other 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

2

0

2

25-34

2

0

2

35-44

13

2

15

45-54

31

16

47

55-64

34

20

54

65 or older

16

12

28

Not given

2

0

2

Total

100

50

150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat

47

21

68

Republican

53

29

82

Total

100

50

150

Occupation

Occupation

House

Senate

Total

Agriculture

18

12

30

Business

30

20

50

Construction

5

4

9

Education

23

5

28

Government

6

2

8

Law

9

4

13

Medicine

5

0

5

Mining

0

0

0

Other

16

8

24

Total

112

55

167

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate

6

2

8

Some college

16

7

23

College degree

14

13

27

Some graduate work

11

6

17

Graduate degree

23

6

29

Other

30

16

46

Total

100

50

150

Race

Race

House Senate Total
American Indian

8

2

10

Asian

0

0

0

Black

0

0

0

Hispanic/Latino

0

0

0

White

92

49

141

Other

2

1

3

Total

102

52

154

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran

16

10

26

Non-veteran

84

40

123

Total

100

50

150

57th Legislature Demographics, 2001

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2001 legislative session, in response to a questionnaire from the Legislative Services Division. In some cases, legislators have elected not to respond to some questions. In other 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

28

8

36

Male

72

42

114

Total

100

50

150

Age

Age

House

Senate

Total

Under 25

2

0

2

25-34

3

1

4

35-44

11

4

15

45-54

36

15

51

55-64

32

15

47

65 or older

15

14

29

Not given

1

1

2

Total

100

50

150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat

42

19

61

Republican

58

31

89

Total

100

50

150

Occupation

Occupation

House

Senate

Total

Agriculture

21

11

32

Business

26

13

39

Construction

7

2

9

Education

20

4

24

Government

6

2

8

Law

8

5

13

Medicine

1

0

1

Mining

1

0

1

Other

14

6

20

Total

104

43

147

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate

7

2

9

Some college

17

8

25

College degree

18

12

30

Some graduate work

13

3

16

Graduate degree

32

11

43

Other

13

14

27

Total

100

50

150

Race

Race

House Senate Total
American Indian

6

2

8

Asian

0

0

0

Black

0

0

0

Hispanic/Latino

0

0

0

White

93

48

140

Other

4

1

5

Total

103

51

154

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran

0

0

0

Non-veteran

100

50

150

Total

100

50

150

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

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

54th Legislature Demographics, 1995

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 1995 legislative session, in response to a questionnaire from the Legislative Services Division. In some cases, legislators have elected not to respond to some questions. In other 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

27

8

35

Male

73

41

114

Total

100

49

149

Age

Age

House

Senate

Total

Under 25

1

0

1

25-34

6

3

9

35-44

22

5

27

45-54

28

19

47

55-64

27

14

41

65 or older

15

8

23

Not given

1

0

1

Total

100

49

149

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat

33

17

50

Republican

67

32

99

Total

100

49

149

Occupation

Occupation

House

Senate

Total

Agriculture

28

14

42

Business

32

11

43

Construction

6

4

10

Education

17

2

19

Government

6

1

7

Law

3

5

8

Medicine

5

3

8

Mining

1

1

2

Other

13

9

22

Total

111

50

161

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate

8

3

11

Some college

18

3

21

College degree

26

5

31

Some graduate work

6

0

6

Graduate degree

37

32

69

Other

5

6

11

Total

100

49

149

Race

Race

House Senate Total
American Indian

1

0

1

Asian

0

0

0

Black

0

0

0

Hispanic/Latino

0

0

0

White

98

49

147

Other

1

0

1

Total

101

49

149

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran

15

10

25

Non-veteran

85

40

125

Total

100

50

150

53rd Legislature Demographics, 1993

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 1993 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

21

8

29

Male

79

42

121

Total

100

50

150

Age

Age

House

Senate

Total

Under 25

1

0

1

25-34

3

2

5

35-44

22

9

31

45-54

33

15

48

55-64

26

12

38

65 or older

14

11

25

Not given

1

1

2

Total

100

50

150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat

47

30

77

Republican

53

20

73

Total

100

50

150

Occupation

Occupation

House

Senate

Total

Agriculture

28

14

42

Business

30

16

46

Construction

4

2

6

Education

17

5

22

Government

6

2

8

Law

5

4

9

Medicine

3

3

6

Mining

0

0

0

Other

12

6

18

Total

105

52

157

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate

13

1

14

Some college

18

1

19

College degree

23

1

24

Some graduate work

6

0

6

Graduate degree

33

40

73

Other

7

7

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

98

50

148

Other

0

0

0

Total

100

50

150

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran

25

18

43

Non-veteran

75

32

107

Total

100

50

150

52nd Legislature Demographics, 1991

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 1991 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

23

8

31

Male

77

42

119

Total

100

50

150

Age

Age

House

Senate

Total

Under 25

1

0

1

25-34

7

0

7

35-44

26

12

38

45-54

24

11

35

55-64

28

16

44

65 or older

14

11

25

Not given

3

0

3

Total

100

50

150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat

60

29

89

Republican

39

21

60

Constitution

1

0

1

Total

100

50

150

Occupation

Occupation

 

House

Senate

Total

Agriculture

24

17

41

Business

30

17

47

Construction

5

0

5

Education

21

8

29

Government

7

4

11

Law

11

7

18

Medicine

2

2

4

Mining

0

0

0

Other

10

4

14

Total

110

59

169

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate

20

7

27

Some college

15

9

24

College degree

25

13

38

Some graduate work

8

0

8

Graduate degree

29

17

46

Other

3

4

7

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

98

50

148

Other

0

0

0

Total

100

50

150

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran

24

26

50

Non-veteran

76

24

100

Total

100

50

150

51st Legislature Demographics, 1989

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 1989 legislative session, in response to a questionnaire from the Legislative Services Division. In some cases, legislators have marked more than one response to a single question, resulting in a total of more than 150, which is the total number of legislators.

Gender

Gender

House

Senate

Total

Female

21

6

27

Male

79

44

123

Total

100

50

150

Age

Age

House

Senate

Total

Under 25

2

0

2

25-34

10

0

10

35-44

21

10

31

45-54

29

8

37

55-64

24

18

42

65 or older

14

10

24

Not given

0

4

4

Total

100

50

150

Party Affiliation

Political Party

House

Senate

Total

Democrat

52

23

75

Republican

48

27

75

Total

100

50

150

Occupation

Occupation

House

Senate

Total

Agriculture

33

18

51

Business

30

16

46

Construction

4

0

4

Education

21

6

27

Government

10

2

12

Law

9

6

15

Medicine

1

3

4

Mining

0

0

0

Other

15

3

18

Total

123

54

177

Education

Educational Level

House

Senate

Total

High school graduate

24

0

24

Some college

15

4

19

College degree

29

1

30

Some graduate work

5

0

5

Graduate degree

26

33

59

Other

1

12

13

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

98

50

148

Other

0

0

0

Total

100

50

150

Veteran Status

Status

House

Senate

Total

Military veteran

26

19

45

Non-veteran

74

31

105

Total

100

50

150