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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 87th Legislature

Age:

  • The average age is 60.7
  • The oldest senator is 79 years old.
  • The youngest senator is 44 years old.

Experience:

  • The average legislative experience is 14.8 years.
  • The greatest individual legislative experience is 48 years.
  • The senators have a combined total of 460 years of legislative experience.

The Senate is currently composed of:

  • 21 men and 10 women;
  • 18 Republicans and 13 Democrats;
  • 27 incumbents and 4 new members;

Occupations and Industries include:

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