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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


  • The average age is 60.4
  • The oldest senator is 76 years old.
  • The youngest senator is 46 years old.


  • The average legislative experience is 13 years.
  • The greatest individual legislative experience is 45 years.
  • The senators have a combined total of 404 years of legislative experience.

The Senate is currently composed of:

  • 23 men and 8 women;
  • 21 Republicans and 10 Democrats;
  • 27 incumbents and 4 new members;

Occupations and Industries include:

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