State senators sorted by year first elected to senate, 2008-2009

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In the 50 American states, there are a total of 1,971 state senators.

This list sorts them according to the year they were first elected or appointed to their current office.

  • If a current state senator on this list previously held a different elective office, this list does not sort that person based on his or her year of election to the office held earlier. Rather, it sorts the senator only by the year of election/appointment to a currently-held position of state senator.
  • In some states, senators are sworn-in to office the year that they were elected. In other states, they assume office (are sworn in) the following year, typically in January. Senators are sorted below based on the year they were appointed or elected, not on the year they were sworn in.
See also: State representatives sorted by year first elected, 1960's

2008


  1. Al Melvin (R) from Arizona State Senate District 11.
  2. Al Novstrup (R) from South Dakota State Senate District 3.
  3. Alan Hays (R) from Florida State Senate, District 11.
  4. Allison Copening (D) from Nevada State Senate, Clark 6.
  5. Amanda Merrill (D) from New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6.
  6. Andy Gardiner (R) from Florida State Senate, District 13.
  7. Anthony Musto (D) from Connecticut State Senate District 22.
  8. Antonietta Boucher (R) from Connecticut State Senate District 26.
  9. Arthur Fryslie (R) from South Dakota State Senate District 6.
  10. Barry Glassman (R) from Maryland State Senate District 35.
  11. Beau McCoy () from Nebraska State Senate, District 39.
  12. Bert Brackett (R) from Idaho State Senate District 23.
  13. Bethany Hall-Long (D) from Delaware State Senate District 10.
  14. Bob Huff (R) from California State Senate District 29.
  15. Bob Marshall, Kansas Senator (R) from Kansas State Senate District 13.
  16. Bob Mensch (R) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 24.
  17. Brad Hamlett (D) from Montana State Senate, District 10.
  18. Brandon Smith (R) from Kentucky State Senate District 30.
  19. Brenda Council () from Nebraska State Senate District 11.
  20. Brian Boquist (R) from Oregon State Senate District 12.
  21. Brian Bushweller (D) from Delaware State Senate District 17.
  22. Brian Kelsey (R) from Tennessee State Senate District 31.
  23. Brickwood Galuteria (D) from Hawaii State Senate District 12.
  24. Bruce Tutvedt (R) from Montana State Senate, District 3.
  25. Bryce Marlatt (R) from Oklahoma State Senate District 27.
  26. Carlin Yoder (R) from Indiana State Senate District 12.
  27. Carol Liu (D) from California State Senate District 25.
  28. Cecile Bledsoe (R) from Arkansas State Senate District 3.
  29. Charles Dean (R) from Florida State Senate, District 5.
  30. Charlie Janssen () from Nebraska State Senate, District 15.
  31. Chris Widener (R) from Ohio State Senate District 10.
  32. Christopher Rector (R) from Maine State Senate District 22.
  33. Christopher Smith (Florida) (D) from Florida State Senate, District 31.
  34. Chuck Winder (R) from Idaho State Senate District 20.
  35. Cliff Larsen (D) from Montana State Senate, District 50.
  36. Colby Coash () from Nebraska State Senate, District 27.
  37. Conrad Appel (R) from Louisiana State Senate, District 9.
  38. Corey Brown (R) from South Dakota State Senate District 23.
  39. Corey Palumbo (D) from West Virginia State Senate District 17.
  40. Craig Tieszen (R) from South Dakota State Senate District 34.
  41. Creighton Coleman (D) from South Carolina State Senate District 17.
  42. Curren De Mille Price () from Los Angeles City Council, District 9.
  43. Dan Blue (D) from North Carolina State Senate District 14.
  44. Dan Dockstader (R) from Wyoming State Senate District 16.
  45. Dan Duffy (R) from Illinois State Senate District 26.
  46. Dan Newberry (R) from Oklahoma State Senate District 37.
  47. Daniel Squadron (D) from New York Senate District 26.
  48. David Argall (R) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 29.
  49. David Givens (R) from Kentucky State Senate District 9.
  50. David Hinkins (R) from Utah State Senate District 27.
  51. David Hogue (R) from North Dakota State Senate District 38.
  52. David Johnson (Arkansas legislator) (D) from Arkansas State Senate District 32.
  53. David Parks (D) from Nevada State Senate, District 7.
  54. David Pearce (R) from Missouri State Senate, District 21.
  55. David Rouzer (R) from North Carolina State Senate District 12.
  56. David Wyatt (D) from Arkansas State Senate District 19.
  57. Dawn Addiego (R) from New Jersey State Senate District 8.
  58. Daylin Leach (D) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 17.
  59. Dean Mortimer (R) from Idaho State Senate District 30.
  60. Debby Barrett (R) from Montana State Senate, District 36.
  61. Diane Rosenbaum (D) from Oregon State Senate District 21.
  62. Dick Dever (R) from North Dakota State Senate District 32.
  63. Dick Kelsey (R) from Kansas State Senate District 26.
  64. Dolores Gresham (R) from Tennessee State Senate District 26.
  65. Donald Vaughan (D) from North Carolina State Senate District 27.
  66. Doug Overbey (R) from Tennessee State Senate District 2.
  67. Douglas Facemire (D) from West Virginia State Senate District 12.
  68. Edward O'Neill (I) from Rhode Island Senate District 17.
  69. Edward R. Reilly (R) from Maryland State Senate District 33.
  70. Elaine Alquist (D) from California State Senate District 13.
  71. Elder Vogel (R) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 47.
  72. Eleanor Sobel (D) from Florida State Senate, District 33.
  73. Elizabeth Crowley (D) from Rhode Island Senate District 16.
  74. Emil Jones (D) from Illinois State Senate District 14.
  75. Eric Schmitt (R) from Missouri State Senate, District 15.
  76. Eric Stewart (D) from Tennessee State Senate District 14.
  77. Erin Lynch (D) from Rhode Island Senate District 31.
  78. Evie Hudak (D) from Colorado State Senate, District 19.
  79. Floyd Esquibel (D) from Wyoming State Senate District 8.
  80. Floyd Nicholson (D) from South Carolina State Senate District 10.
  81. Fran Pavley (D) from California State Senate District 27.
  82. Fred Girod (R) from Oregon State Senate District 9.
  83. Freddie Sims (D) from Georgia State Senate District 12.
  84. Galen Hadley () from Nebraska State Senate, District 37.
  85. Garrett Richter (R) from Florida State Senate, District 23.
  86. Gary Branae (D) from Montana State Senate District 27.
  87. Gary Stanislawski (R) from Oklahoma State Senate District 35.
  88. Gene Yaw (R) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 23.
  89. George Munoz (D) from New Mexico Senate District 4.
  90. George Nodland (R) from North Dakota State Senate District 36.
  91. Greg Hinkle (R) from Montana State Senate District 7.
  92. Greg Taylor (D) from Indiana State Senate District 33.
  93. Heath Mello () from Nebraska State Senate, District 5.
  94. Heather Steans (D) from Illinois State Senate District 7.
  95. Howie Morales (D) from New Mexico Senate District 28.
  96. Jack Yost (D) from West Virginia State Senate District 1.
  97. Jackie Dingfelder (D) from Oregon State Senate District 23.
  98. James Bradford (D) from South Dakota State Senate District 27.
  99. James Buck (R) from Indiana State Senate District 21.
  100. James Eldridge (D) from Massachusetts State Senate, Middlesex and Worcester.
  101. Jane Cunningham (R) from Missouri State Senate District 7.
  102. Janéa Holmquist Newbry (R) from Washington State Senate District 13.
  103. Jean-Paul J. Morrell (D) from Louisiana State Senate, District 3.
  104. Jean Leising (R) from Indiana State Senate District 42.
  105. Jeb Bradley (R) from New Hampshire State Senate District 3.
  106. Jeffrey Haverly (R) from South Dakota State Senate District 35.
  107. Jennifer Flanagan (D) from Massachusetts State Senate, Worcester and Middlesex.
  108. Jeremy Nordquist () from Nebraska State Senate, District 7.
  109. Jim Dotzenrod (D) from North Dakota State Senate District 26.
  110. Jim Halligan (R) from Oklahoma State Senate District 21.
  111. Jim Hughes, Ohio Senator (R) from Ohio State Senate District 16.
  112. Jim Keane (D) from Montana State Senate, District 38.
  113. Jim Lembke (R) from Missouri State Senate District 1.
  114. Joan Huffman (R) from Texas State Senate, District 17.
  115. Joe Miller (R) from North Dakota State Senate District 10.
  116. Joe Paskvan (D) from Alaska State Senate District E.
  117. John Andreason (R) from Idaho State Senate District 15.
  118. John Brenden (R) from Montana State Senate, District 18.
  119. John Crosby (R) from Georgia State Senate District 13.
  120. John Nelson, Arizona Senator (R) from Arizona State Senate District 12.
  121. John Sapien (D) from New Mexico State Senate District 9.
  122. John Schickel (R) from Kentucky State Senate District 11.
  123. John Scott (D) from South Carolina State Senate District 19.
  124. Johnny Key (R) from Arkansas State Senate District 17.
  125. Jonathan Courtney (R) from Maine State Senate District 3.
  126. Jonathan Windy Boy (D) from Montana State Senate, District 16.
  127. Joseph Addabbo (D) from New York Senate District 15.
  128. Josh Stein (D) from North Carolina State Senate District 16.
  129. Joshua Green (D) from Hawaii State Senate District 3.
  130. Joyce Elliott (D) from Arkansas State Senate District 31.
  131. Joyce Foster (D) from Colorado State Senate, District 35.
  132. Justin Alfond (D) from Maine State Senate, District 8.
  133. Karen Mayne (D) from Utah State Senate District 5.
  134. Karen Morgan (D) from Utah State Senate District 8.
  135. Kate Sullivan () from Nebraska State Senate, District 41.
  136. Kathy Campbell (Nebraska) () from Nebraska State Senate, District 25.
  137. Kathy Stein (D) from Kentucky State Senate District 13.
  138. Keith King (R) from Colorado State Senate, District 12.
  139. Kelly Kultala (D) from U.S. House, Kansas, District 3.
  140. Ken Haar () from Nebraska State Senate, District 21.
  141. Ken Kelash (D) from Minnesota State Senate District 63.
  142. Ken Schilz () from Nebraska State Senate, District 47.
  143. Ken Yager (R) from Tennessee State Senate District 12.
  144. Kenneth Donnelly (D) from Massachusetts State Senate, Fourth Middlesex.
  145. Kevin Lundberg (R) from Colorado State Senate, District 15.
  146. Kevin Meyer (R) from Alaska State Senate District L.
  147. Kevin Ranker (D) from Washington State Senate District 40.
  148. Kevin Witkos (R) from Connecticut State Senate District 8.
  149. Kim Ward (R) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 39.
  150. Kurt Schaefer (R) from Missouri State Senate, District 19.
  151. Kyle McCarter (R) from Illinois State Senate District 54.
  152. Larry Farnese (D) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 1.
  153. Larry Rhoden (R) from South Dakota State Senate District 29.
  154. Larry Teague (D) from Arkansas State Senate District 10.
  155. Lee Bright (R) from South Carolina State Senate District 12.
  156. Les Bock (D) from Idaho State Senate District 16.
  157. Lester Jackson (D) from Georgia State Senate District 2.
  158. Linda Menard (R) from Alaska State Senate District G.
  159. Linda Newell (D) from Colorado State Senate, District 26.
  160. Lloyd Smucker (R) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 13.
  161. Lois Wolk (D) from California State Senate District 3.
  162. Loni Hancock (D) from California State Senate District 9.
  163. Lonnie Randolph (D) from Indiana State Senate District 2.
  164. Louis DiPalma (D) from Rhode Island Senate District 12.
  165. Luz Robles (D) from Utah State Senate District 1.
  166. Mac Schneider (D) from North Dakota State Senate District 42.
  167. Margaret Craven (D) from Maine State Senate, District 16.
  168. Mark DeSaulnier (D) from California State Senate District 7.
  169. Mark Leno (D) from California State Senate District 11.
  170. Mark Scheffel (R) from Colorado State Senate, District 4.
  171. Mark Wagoner (R) from Ohio State Senate District 2.
  172. Mary Hodge (D) from Colorado State Senate, District 25.
  173. Mary Jo Wilhelm (D) from Iowa State Senate District 26.
  174. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R) from Kansas State Senate District 10.
  175. Matthew Houde (D) from New Hampshire State Senate District 5.
  176. Melinda Smyser (R) from Idaho State Senate District 11.
  177. Merlin Bartz (R) from Iowa State Senate District 6.
  178. Michael Katz (D) from Delaware State Senate District 4.
  179. Michael McLachlan (Connecticut) (R) from Connecticut State Senate District 24.
  180. Michael Moore (D) from Massachusetts State Senate, Second Worcester.
  181. Michael Pinga (I) from Rhode Island State Senate, District 9.
  182. Michael Ranzenhofer (R) from New York Senate District 61.
  183. Michelle Kidani (D) from Hawaii State Senate District 18.
  184. Mike Gloor () from Nebraska State Senate, District 35.
  185. Mike Nofs (R) from Michigan State Senate, District 19.
  186. Mike Vehle (R) from South Dakota State Senate District 20.
  187. Mimi Walters (R) from California State Senate District 37.
  188. Morgan Carroll (D) from Colorado State Senate, District 29.
  189. Nancy Detert (R) from Florida State Senate, District 28.
  190. Nicole LeFavour (D) from Idaho State Senate District 19.
  191. Nina Turner (D) from Ohio State Senate District 25.
  192. Pam Jochum (D) from Iowa State Senate District 50.
  193. Paul Sanford (R) from Alabama State Senate District 7.
  194. Peter Wirth (D) from New Mexico Senate District 25.
  195. Ralph Okerlund (R) from Utah State Senate District 24.
  196. Randall Head (R) from Indiana State Senate District 18.
  197. Randi Becker (R) from Washington State Senate District 2.
  198. Randy Feenstra (R) from Iowa State Senate District 2.
  199. Richard Alloway (R) from Pennsylvania State Senate District 33.
  200. Rick Ripley (R) from Montana State Senate, District 9.
  201. Robert Kane (R) from Connecticut State Senate District 32.
  202. Robert Williams, West Virginia Senator (D) from West Virginia State Senate District 14.
  203. Robin Wright-Jones (D) from Missouri State Senate District 5.
  204. Roderick Wright (D) from California State Senate District 35.
  205. Roger Picard (D) from Rhode Island Senate District 20.
  206. Rollie Heath (D) from Colorado State Senate, District 18.
  207. Ron Erickson (D) from Montana State Senate District 47.
  208. Roy McDonald (R) from New York Senate District 43.
  209. Russell Olson (South Dakota politician) (R) from South Dakota State Senate, District 8.
  210. Ryan Zinke (R) from Montana State Senate District 2.
  211. Sander Rue (R) from New Mexico Senate District 23.
  212. Scott Frantz (R) from Connecticut State Senate District 36.
  213. Scott Price (Nebraska) () from Nebraska State Senate, District 3.
  214. Scott Schneider (R) from Indiana State Senate District 30.
  215. Seth Goodall (D) from Maine State Senate District 19.
  216. Shane Martin (R) from South Carolina State Senate District 13.
  217. Sharon Carson (R) from New Hampshire State Senate District 14.
  218. Sharon Stewart-Peregoy (D) from Montana State Senate, District 21.
  219. Shawn Hamerlinck (R) from Iowa State Senate District 42.
  220. Shirley Breeden (D) from Nevada State Senate, Clark 5.
  221. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D) from Massachusetts State Senate, Second Suffolk.
  222. Stan Gerzofsky (D) from Maine State Senate, District 10.
  223. Stephen Urquhart (R) from Utah State Senate District 29.
  224. Steve Abrams (R) from Kansas State Senate District 32.
  225. Steve Pierce (R) from Arizona State Senate District 1.
  226. Steve Russell (R) from U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 5.
  227. Steven Sodders (D) from Iowa State Senate District 36.
  228. Sylvia Allen (R) from Arizona State Senate District 5.
  229. Tanya Cook () from Nebraska State Senate, District 13.
  230. Taylor Brown (R) from Montana State Senate, District 22.
  231. Thad Altman (R) from Florida State Senate, District 16.
  232. Thomas Kennedy (Massachusetts) (D) from Massachusetts State Senate, Second Plymouth and Bristol.
  233. Thomas Nelson (R) from South Dakota State Senate District 31.
  234. Thomas Patton (R) from Ohio State Senate District 24.
  235. Tim Bivins (R) from Illinois State Senate District 45.
  236. Tim Kapucian (R) from Iowa State Senate District 38.
  237. Tim Keller (D) from New Mexico Senate District 17.
  238. Tim Owens (R) from Kansas State Senate District 8.
  239. Timothy Ashe (D) from Vermont Senate Chittenden District.
  240. Toi Hutchinson (D) from Illinois State Senate District 40.
  241. Tom Davis (South Carolina) (R) from South Carolina State Senate District 46.
  242. Tom Holland (D) from Kansas State Senate District 3.
  243. Tony Strickland (R) from U.S. House, California, District 25.
  244. Travis Holdman (R) from Indiana State Senate District 19.
  245. Troy Dale Jackson (D) from Maine State Senate, District 35.
  246. Ty Masterson (R) from Kansas State Senate District 16.
  247. Wendy Davis (D) from Texas State Senate, District 10.
  248. William Laird (D) from West Virginia State Senate District 10.

2009

  1. Bob Krist () from Nebraska State Senate, District 10.
  2. Chip Shields (D) from Oregon State Senate District 22.
  3. Chris Edwards (Oregon) (D) from Oregon State Senate District 7.
  4. Dan Claitor (R) from Louisiana State Senate, District 16.
  5. Dennis Egan (D) from Alaska State Senate District P.
  6. Earl "Buddy" Carter (R) from Georgia State Senate District 1.
  7. Elbert Guillory (R) from Louisiana State Senate, District 24.
  8. George M. "Marc" Keahey (D) from Alabama State Senate District 22.
  9. James Beach (D) from New Jersey State Senate District 6.
  10. Joe Negron (R) from Florida State Senate, District 32.
  11. John B. Coghill (R) from Alaska State Senate District A.
  12. John Thrasher (R) from Florida State Senate, District 6.
  13. Joseph Booth (R) from Delaware State Senate District 19.
  14. Joseph Keaveny (D) from Missouri State Senate, District 4.
  15. Joseph Schiavoni (D) from Ohio State Senate District 33.
  16. Michael Doherty (R) from New Jersey State Senate District 23.
  17. Michael Johnston (Colorado) (D) from Colorado State Senate, District 33.
  18. Michael Lamoureux (R) from Arkansas State Senate District 16.
  19. Michael P. Walters (D) from North Carolina State Senate District 13.
  20. Norby Chabert (R) from Louisiana State Senate, District 20.
  21. Pat Steadman (D) from Colorado State Senate, District 31.
  22. Priscilla Dunn (D) from Alabama State Senate District 19.
  23. Robin Webb (D) from Kentucky State Senate District 18.
  24. Shannon Jones (R) from Ohio State Senate District 7.
  25. Stuart Adams (R) from Utah State Senate District 22.