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Legislative Contacts

General Information on Senators
Name Party Phone
1st elected Information about
Alabama Richard Shelby R 5744 1986 Lawyer, prosecutor, magistrate, State Asst Attorney General.
Alabama Jeff Sessions R 4124 1996 US Attorney, state Attorney General
Alaska Lisa Murkowski R 6665 2002 Attorney
Alaska Daniel Sullivan R 3004 2015 Marine, attorney, Attorney General
Arizona John McCain R 2235 1982 Navy,
Arizona Jeff Flake R 4521 2012 Morman,  public affairs
Arkansas John Boozman R 4843 2010 Arkansas congressman 2001-2011, optometrist for low-income families, advocate for drug policy issues
Arkansas Tom Cotton R 2353 2015 Lawyer, Army, rancher
California Kamala Harris D 2017 Succeeding Barbara Boxer. Lawyer, state Attorney General, supports prosecutors being able to break the law
California Dianne Feinstein D 3841 1992 History, city government, mayor San Francisco, previous chair Narcotics Caucus
Colorado Michael Bennet D 5852 2009 Lawyer, Anschutz Investment Co, super of Denver Schools
Colorado Cory Gardner D 5941 2014 Lawyer, state rep, religious, life
Connecticut Richard Blumenthal D 2823 2011 Lawyer, US Attorney, Attorney General, marine reserve
Connecticut Christopher Murphy D 4041 2013 Lawyer, US Rep, state rep
Deleware Thomas Carper D 2441 2001 MBA, US Rep, born in Danville, VA, navy pilot
Deleware Christopher Coons D 5042 2010 Lawyer, nonprofits, missions
Florida Marco Rubio R 3041 2011 Lawyer, state rep, cuban American,
Florida Bill Nelson D 5274 2001 Lawyer, State rep, US rep,
Georgia Johnny Isakson R 3643 2005 Real Estate co pres,
Georgia David Perdue R 3521 2015 Business
Hawaii Brian Schatz D 3934 2012 State rep, CEO Helping Hands Hawaii,
Hawaii Mazie Hirono D 6361 2013 Lawyer, State rep, Lt. Gov, US rep, Japanese, non-practicing Buddhist
Idaho Mike Crapo R 6142 1999 Lawyer, US Rep, state rep
Idaho James Risch R 2752 2009 Lawyer, prosecuting attorney, Lt Gov & Gov Idaho
Illinois Tammy Duckworth D 2017 US Rep, Dept Veterans Affairs, disabled, Thai, Army helicopter pilot, wounded, lost both legs
Illinois Richard Durbin D 2152 1997 Lawyer, Assistant Minority Leader
Indiana Todd Young R 2017 Lawyer, US Rep, Navy, business
Indiana Joe Donnelly D 4814 2013 Lawyer, US Rep, school board
Iowa Chuck Grassley R 3744 1981 BA, MA, professor, State rep, US rep, Chair judiciary committee, Narcotics Caucus, Aging committee
Iowa Joni Ernst R 3254 2015 State Senate, army national guard, BA psychology, Master Public Administration
Kansas Jerry Moran R 6521 2011 Lawyer, asst attorney general, US rep
Kansas Pat Roberts R 4774 1997 Marine, newspaper reporter, US rep
Kentucky Rand Paul R 4343 2011 Physician, ophthalmology
Kentucky Mitch McConnell R 2541 1985 Lawyer, Majority Leader
Louisiana runoff
Louisiana Bill Cassidy R 5824 2015 Physician, state rep, state sen, liver specialist, uninsured clinics, nonprofit Health Centers
Louisiana David Vitter R 4623 2005 Lawyer, law professor, wife former prosector, US rep, state rep
Maine Susan Collins R 2523 1997 BA government, worked as gov. assistant
Maine Angus King I 5344 2013 Lawyer, private practice, Gov of Maine, 1972–chief counsel to US Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism & Narcotics.
Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren D 4543 2013 Lawyer, law professor, consumer protection advocate
Maryland Chris Van Hollen D 2017 Lawyer, BA in philosophy, Master of Public Policy, US Rep
Maryland Benjamin Cardin D 4524 2007 Lawyer, US rep, state rep, Jewish
Massachusetts Edward Markey D 2742 2013 Lawyer, private, Army reserveUS Rep, state rep, liberal, focus on energy policy
Michigan Gary Peters D 6221 2015 Lawyer, Master in BA, US rep, Navy reserve, investment advisor, Asst VP at Merrill Lynch 1980-89, then Paine Webber VP
Michigan Debbie Stabenow D 4822 2001 State rep, state sen, Master Social Work
Minnesota Al Franken D 5641 2009 Sat Night Live writer & performer, political activist, Democratic-Famer-Labor Party, author 6 books political satires of conservative politics
Mississippi Thad Cochran R 5054 1978 Lawyer, BA psychology, Navy, US rep
Mississippi Roger Wicker R 6253 2007 Lawyer, USAF, state Sen, US Rep,
Missouri Roy Blunt R 5721 2011 BA & MA History, history teacher, Pres SW Baptist U, US Rep,
Missouri Claire McCaskill D 6154 2007 Lawyer, State Auditor, County Prosecutor, State rep
Montana Steve Daines R 2651 2015 BS Chemical Engineering, Proctor & Gamble, RightNow Technologies, US Rep
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar D 3244 2007 Lawyer, County attorney, possible Supreme Court nominee, run for president
Montana Jon Tester D 2644 2007 BS music, music teacher, organic farmer, state sen
Nebraska Deb Fischer R 6551 2013 BS education, state legis,
Nebraska Ben Sasse R 4224 2015 PhD History, prof UT, Pres Midland U in Nebraska, Consultant for Boston consulting Group, CEO Christians United for Reformation (CURE), Aliance of Confessing Evangelicals (ACE); DOJ Office of Legal Policy, counselor to sec of HHS
Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto D 2017 Lawyer, Attorney General Nevada, possible misconduct. Attacked Bank of America
Nevada Dean Heller R 6244 2011 BA of BA, stockbroker, Pacific Stock Exchange, State Treasurer, state rep, state sec of state, US rep
New Hampshire Maggie Hassan D 2017 Lawyer, Gov New Hampshire, state sen
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen D 2841 2009 BA English, MA Poli Sci, taught HS, owned jewelry store, Gov Hew Hampshire, state sen
New Jersey Cory Booker D 3224 2013 Lawyer, Black, BA poli sci, MA sociology, Mayor Newark NJ, city councilor
New Jersey Robert Menendez D 4744 2006 Lawyer, BA poli sci, US rep, state sen & rep, indicted April 1, 2015 on federal corruption charges over campaign donations.
New Mexico Martin Heinrich D 5521 2013 BA mechanical engineering, worked AmeriCorps fellow, Cottonwood Gulch Foundation (NP), founded his own public affairs consulting firm, Albuquerque City Council, US Rep
New Mexico Tom Udall D 6621 2009 Lawyer, Attorney Gen New Mexico, US Rep,
New York Chuck Schumer D 6542 1999 Lawyer, US Rep,
New York Kirsten Gillibrand D 4451 2009 Lawyer, US Rep,  Private practice, Appeals court law clerk, defense lawyer for tobacco co Philip Morris, abused women & children, worked pro bono. Leader of the Women’s Leadership Forum
North Carolina Richard Burr R 3154 2005 US Rep, Carswell Distributing sales manager, son of a minister, BA communications, board member Brenner Children’s Hospital
North Carolina Thom Tillis R 6342 2015 State rep, BA technology mgmt, worked in businesses–ins co, computer co, accting & consulting, IBM
North Dakota John Hoeven R 2551 2011 Governor ND, banker, pres Bank of North Dakota
North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp D 2043 2013 Lawyer, state Attorney Gen, Tax Commissioner, breast CA survivor,
Ohio Rob Portman R 3353 2011 Lawyer, Dir Office of Management & Budget, US Trade Rep, US Rep, BA, outdoorsman, founder of Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati, balanced budget
Ohio Sherrod Brown D 2315 2007 US Rep, Sec State Ohio, State rep, BA Russian studies, MA Public Admin, education
Oklahoma James Lankford R 5754 2015 US Rep, BS 2ndary ed UT Austin, Master’s in Divinity, Christian camp program director
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe R 4721 1994 US Rep, Mayor Tulsa, Army, BA at age 40, businessman in field of aviation, real estate developer, insurance.
Oregon Ron Wyden D 5244 1996 Lawyer, US Rep, taught gerontology, founded Oregon chapter of Gray Panthers, directed nonprofit law service,
Oregon Jeff Merkley D 3753 2009 State rep, BA international relations, Master Public Policy, director Portland Hapbitat for Humanity, initiated “YouthBuild” for young offenders.
Pennsylvania Pat Toomey R 4254 2011 US Rep, BA government, Chemical Bank, Morgan, Grenfell & Co, owned restaurant
Pennsylvania Bob Casey D 6324 2007 Lawyer, state treas, state auditor general, son of Pensylvania gov, private law practice
Rhode Island Jack Reed D 4642 1997 Lawyer, US Rep, focused on education & health care, Army, private law practice
Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse D 2921 2007 Lawyer, clerk Appeals Court Judge West VA, State Attorney General, US Attorney
South Carolina Tim Scott R 6121 2013 Black, US Rep, state rep, Charleston County Council, BA Poli sci, Owner insurance agency
South Carolina Lindsey Graham R 5972 2003 Lawyer, US Rep, state rep, advocates strong national defense, leadership in world affairs, BA psych, AF Judge Advocate
South Dakota John Thune R 2321 2005 US Rep, MBA, Exec state republican party.
South Dakota Mike Rounds R 5842 2015 Gov SD, state sen, BA poli sci, partner insurance and real estate firm
Tennessee Lamar Alexander R 4944 2003 Lawyer, Sec of Ed, Gov Tenn, classical & country pianist, mostly political career, also Pres Univ of Tenn.
Tennessee Bob Corker R 3344 2007 Mayor Chattanooga, BS Industrial Mgmt, found Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (non-pft), owner construction co, 2 real estate cos
Texas John Cornyn R 2934 2015 Lawyer, Minority Whip, Texas Attorney Gen, San Antonio Distric Judge, Assoc Justice Texas Supreme Court
Texas Ted Cruz R 5922 2013 Lawyer, Texas Solicitor General, Law professor
Utah Mike Lee R 5444 2011 Lawyer, lived in McLean, Mormon, BA Poli Sci, law clerk District Court, Asst US Attorney, private practice focusing on courtroom advocacy and constitutional law.
Utah Orrin Hatch R 5251 1977 Lawyer, President pro tem of Senate, Morman,
Vermont Patrick Leahy D 4242 1975 Lawyer,
Vermont Bernard Sanders I 5141 2007 US rep, Mayor Burlington, BA Poli sci, social democracy, Young People’s Socialist League,
Virginia Tim Kaine D 4024 2013 Lawyer, chair Nat’l Dem Comm, Gov VA, Lt Gov VA, Mayor Richmond & City Council, BA economics, Honduras mission at Catholic school, private law practice
Virginia Mark Warner D 2023 2009 Lawyer (never practiced), Gov VA, mobile phone franchise licenses broker, Capital Cellular Corp, wealthiest US Senator.
Washington Patty Murray D 2621 1993 St. Sen, BA PE, preschool teacher, welfare as teen, dad with MS
Washington Maria Cantwell D 3441 2001 US rep, state rep, BA Public Admin
West Virginia Shelley Capito R 6472 2015 US rep, daughter of late Gov WV, sponsor of 113 pieces legislation, member Main Street Partnership, BA zoology, MA ed,
West Virginia Joe Manchin III D 3954 2010 Gov WV, Sec St WV, st sen, house of delegates, BA bus admin,
Wisconsin Ron Johnson R 5323 2011 BA business & accounting
Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin D 5653 2013 Lawyer, US Rep, Wisc state assembly, lesbian
Wyoming John Barrasso R 6441 2007 State sen, physician, orthopedics,
Wyoming Mike Enzi R 3424 1997  State sen, Mayor Gillette, BA accounting, MBA retail marketing, Air National Guard, owner NZ Shoes (store)