Full List Of United States Senators – 2016

This table shows the full list of United States senators, as of August 2016.

The 50 states have two senators each, for a total of 100. Senators serve 6-year terms, with one-third facing the electorate every two years.

The table below shows the number of senators in each class and their party affiliation. Class 3 was elected in 2010 and faces election this year, on the same day as the presidential election. Class 2 was elected in 2014 and faces election in 2020. Class 1 was elected in 2012 and faces election in 2018.

U.S. Senate Numbers 2016
Class Republicans Democrats Independents TOTAL
Class 1 – Election 2018
8
23
2
33
Class 2 – Election 2020
22
11
33
Class 3 – Election 2016
24
10
34
TOTAL
54
44
2
100



The Republicans currently control the Senate, with 54 members. The Democrats have 44 and there are two independents (including Bernie Sanders) who caucus with them. The Democrats need to win 5 extra seats at this year’s election to win control.

If Hillary Clinton becomes president, the Democrats can take control of the Senate with 4 gains and the casting vote of Vice-President Kaine, in his capacity as President of the Senate.

The table below shows all senators, listed by their Class. It shows their party and the year in which they first took office. The third column shows the States and senators facing election on November 8 this year.

UNITED STATES SENATORS 2016
Class One
Elected 2012
Next Election 2018
Dem 23 + Rep 8 + Ind 2 = 33
Class Two
Elected 2014
Next Election 2020
Dem 11 + Rep 22 = 33
Class Three
Elected 2010
Next Election 2016
Dem 10 + Rep 24 = 34
No. State Senator Party
(Since)
Senator Party
(Since)
Senator Party
(Since)
1.
Alabama Jeff Sessions Rep (1997) Richard Shelby Rep (1987)
2.
Alaska Dan Sullivan Rep (2015) Lisa Murkowski Rep (2002)
3.
Arizona Jeff Flake Rep (2013) John McCain Rep (1987)
4.
Arkansas Tom Cotton Rep (2015) John Boozman Rep (2011)
5.
California Dianne Feinstein Dem (1992) Barbara Boxer Dem (1993)
6.
Colorado Cory Gardner Rep (2015) Michael Bennet Dem (2009)
7.
Connecticut Chris Murphy Dem (2013) Richard Blumenthal Dem (2011)
8.
Delaware Tom Carper Dem (2001) Chris Coons Dem (2010)
9.
Florida Bill Nelson Dem (2001) Marco Rubio Rep (2011)
10.
Georgia David Perdue Rep (2015) Johnny Isakson Rep (2005)
11.
Hawaii Mazie Hirono Dem (2013) Brian Schatz Dem (2012)
12.
Idaho Jim Risch Rep (2009) Mike Crapo Rep (1999)
13.
Illinois Dick Durbin Dem (1997) Mark Kirk Rep (2010)
14.
Indiana Joe Donnelly Dem (2013) Dan Coats Rep (2011)
15.
Iowa Joni Ernst Rep (2015) Chuck Grassley Rep (1981)
16.
Kansas Pat Roberts Rep (1997) Jerry Moran Rep (2011)
17.
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Rep (1985) Rand Paul Rep (2011)
18.
Louisiana Bill Cassidy Rep (2015) David Vitter Rep (2005)
19.
Maine Angus King Ind (2013) Susan Collins Rep (1997)
20.
Maryland Ben Cardin Dem (2007) Barbara Mikulski Dem (1987)
21.
Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren Dem (2013) Ed Markey Dem (2013)
22.
Michigan Debbie Stabenow Dem (2001) Gary Peters Dem (2015)
23.
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar Dem (2007) Al Franken Dem (2009)
24.
Mississippi Roger Wicker Rep (2007) Thad Cochran Rep (1978)
25.
Missouri Claire McCaskill Dem (2007) Roy Blunt Rep (2011)
26.
Montana Jon Tester Dem (2007) Steve Daines Rep (2015)
27.
Nebraska Deb Fischer Rep (2013) Ben Sasse Rep (2015)
28.
Nevada Dean Heller Rep (2011) Harry Reid Dem (1987)
29.
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Dem (2009) Kelly Ayotte Rep (2011)
30.
New Jersey Bob Menendez Dem (2006) Cory Booker Dem (2013)
31.
New Mexico Martin Heinrich Dem (2013) Tom Udall Dem (2009)
32.
New York Kirsten Gillibrand Dem (2009) Chuck Schumer Dem (1999)
33.
North Carolina Thom Tilllis Rep (2015) Richard Burr Rep (2005)
34.
North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp Dem (2013) John Hoeven Rep (2011)
35.
Ohio Sherrod Brown Dem (2007) Rob Portman Rep (2011)
36.
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Rep (1994) James Lankford Rep (2015)
37.
Oregon Jeff Merkley Dem (2009) Ron Wyden Dem (1996)
38.
Pennsylvania Bob Casey Dem (2007) Pat Toomey Rep (2011)
39.
Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse Dem (2007) Jack Reed Dem (1997)
40.
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Rep (2003) Tim Scott Rep (2013)
41.
South Dakota Mike Rounds Rep (2015) John Thune Rep (2005)
42.
Tennessee Bob Corker Rep (2007) Lamar Alexander Rep (2003)
43.
Texas Ted Cruz Rep (2013) John Cornyn Rep (2002)
44.
Utah Orrin Hatch Rep (1977) Mike Lee Rep (2011)
45.
Vermont Bernie Sanders Ind (2007) Patrick Leahy Dem (1975)
46.
Virginia Tim Kaine Dem (2013) Mark Warner Dem (2009)
47.
Washington Maria Cantwell Dem (2001) Patty Murray Dem (1993)
48.
West Virginia Joe Manchin Dem (2010) Shelley Moore Rep (2015)
49.
Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin Dem (2013) Ron Johnson Rep (2011)
50.
Wyoming John Barrasso Rep (2007) Mike Enzi Rep (1997)

 
A Note on the Current Senators: Just three senators elected in the 1970s remain in office: Patrick Leahy (Vermont, 1975), Orrin Hatch (Utah, 1977) and Thad Cochran (Mississippi, 1978).

Another six were elected in the 1980s, including the Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), and John McCain (Arizona). Two others, Barbara Mikulski (Maryland) and Harry Reid (Nevada), are retiring at this year’s election.

Thirteen senators came to office in the 1990s, whilst 32 assumed the position between 2000 and 2009.

The turnover of Senators has been such that 46 have only come to office since 2010. This means that just under half of the Senators are still serving their first term.

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