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Seal of the Senate of the State of Texas Welcome to the Official Website for the Texas Senate
Seal of the Senate of the State of Texas
Welcome to the official website for the
Texas Senate
 
Facts About the Senate of the 85th Legislature

Age:

  • The average age is 58.5
  • The oldest senator is 74 years old.
  • The youngest senator is 44 years old.

Experience:

  • The average legislative experience is 12.5 years.
  • The greatest individual legislative experience is 44 years.
  • The senators have a combined total of 386 years of legislative experience.

The Senate is currently composed of:

  • 23 men and 8 women;
  • 20 Republicans and 11 Democrats;
  • 28 incumbents and 3 new members;

Occupations and Industries include:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Non-Profit
  • Steel