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  Democratic
held seats
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held seats
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held seats
Total seats
per race
2016 Senate Races 10 24 0 34
2018 Senate Races 23 8 2 33
2020 Senate Races 11 22 0 33
All Current Senators 44 54 2 100



Current United States Senate

The United States Senate, alongside the U.S. House of Representatives, is part of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the federal government. Article One (Section 1 and Section 3) of the U.S. Constitution provides for the establishment, composition and election process of the U.S. Senate.

The U.S. Senate is headed by the Vice President of the United States, in his capacity as the President of the Senate, or in his absence, a President pro tempore. The person holds no direct vote in Senate proceedings, unless there is a tie.

Conceptually, the Senate is meant to preserve and defend the Union, as opposed to the House, which is tasked with preserving the rights and privileges of the states. Constitutionally, the Senate is charged with ratifying treaties, approving presidential appointments, and judging impeachment cases.

Senators, two from each state, must be citizens of the United States for no less than nine years at the time of his/her election, must be at least 30 years of age, and must be a resident of the state they represent. Prior to the ratification of the 17th Amendment on April 8, 1913, U.S. Senators were elected by state legislatures. However, Senators today are elected directly by the states’ citizens.

The term of office for each of the 100 Senators is six years. However, in order to preserve an element of continuity and prevent the development of power blocs inside the Senate, Senators are divided into three classes, and the elections of each class are conducted every two years.

To ensure the continuous representation of each state in the Senate, no two state senators belong in the same class. In the event of deaths, impeachments and resignations, state governors (except the governors of Alaska, Oregon, and Wisconsin) are required to appoint an interim senator until a special election, or the next scheduled election, is held.

The 100 U.S. Senators are divided into three equal classes, each consisting of 33 or 34 Senators.

The 2016 senatorial election will feature thirty-four Class III Senators.




List of all 100 United States Senators


Alabama

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1997
  • Age 69 and currently serving his fourth term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Alabama

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1987
  • Age 82 and currently serving his fifth term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Alaska

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on December 20th, 2002
  • Age 59 and currently serving her second term
  • She is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Alaska

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 51 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Arizona

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1987
  • Age 80 and currently serving his fifth term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Arizona

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 53 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2018 but not announced

Arkansas

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 65 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Arkansas

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 39 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

California

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on November 10th, 1992
  • Age 83 and currently serving her fourth term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

California

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1993
  • Age 75 and currently serving her fourth term
  • She has announced her retirement in 2016

Colorado

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 21st, 2009
  • Age 51 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Colorado

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 42 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Connecticut

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 5th, 2011
  • Age 70 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Connecticut

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 43 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Delaware

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on November 15th, 2010
  • Age 52 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Delaware

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2001
  • Age 69 and currently serving his third term
  • He is eligible in 2018 but not announced

Florida

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2001
  • Age 73 and currently serving his third term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Florida

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 45 and currently serving his first term
 

Georgia

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2005
  • Age 71 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Georgia

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 66 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Hawaii

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on December 26th, 2012
  • Age 43 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Hawaii

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 68 and currently serving her first term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Idaho

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2009
  • Age 73 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Idaho

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1999
  • Age 65 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Illinois

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1997
  • Age 71 and currently serving his fourth term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Illinois

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on November 29th, 2010
  • Age 56 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Indiana

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 73 and currently serving his first term
 

Indiana

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 60 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Iowa

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1981
  • Age 82 and currently serving his sixth term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Iowa

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 46 and currently serving her first term
  • She is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Kansas

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1997
  • Age 80 and currently serving his fourth term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Kansas

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 62 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Kentucky

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1985
  • Age 74 and currently serving his sixth term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Kentucky

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 53 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Louisiana

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2005
  • Age 55 and currently serving his second term
 

Louisiana

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 58 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Maine

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1997
  • Age 63 and currently serving her fourth term
  • She is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Maine

(Independent)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 72 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Maryland

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1987
  • Age 80 and currently serving her fifth term
  • She has announced her retirement in 2016

Maryland

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 72 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Massachusetts

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on July 16th, 2013
  • Age 70 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Massachusetts

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 67 and currently serving her first term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Michigan

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2001
  • Age 66 and currently serving her third term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Michigan

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 57 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Minnesota

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on July 7th, 2009
  • Age 65 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Minnesota

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 56 and currently serving her second term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Mississippi

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on December 27th, 1978
  • Age 78 and currently serving his seventh term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Mississippi

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on December 31st, 2007
  • Age 65 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Missouri

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 63 and currently serving her second term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Missouri

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 66 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Montana

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 60 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Montana

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 54 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Nebraska

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 65 and currently serving her first term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Nebraska

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 44 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Nevada

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1987
  • Age 76 and currently serving his fifth term
  • He has announced his retirement in 2016

Nevada

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on May 9th, 2011
  • Age 56 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

New Hampshire

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2009
  • Age 69 and currently serving her second term
  • She is eligible in 2020 but not announced

New Hampshire

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 48 and currently serving her first term
  • She is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

New Jersey

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 18th, 2006
  • Age 62 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

New Jersey

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on October 31st, 2013
  • Age 47 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

New Mexico

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2009
  • Age 68 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

New Mexico

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 44 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

New York

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 26th, 2009
  • Age 49 and currently serving her second term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

New York

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1999
  • Age 65 and currently serving his third term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

North Carolina

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2005
  • Age 60 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

North Carolina

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 56 years old and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

North Dakota

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 59 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

North Dakota

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 60 and currently serving her first term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Ohio

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 63 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Ohio

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 60 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Oklahoma

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on November 17th, 1994
  • Age 81 and currently serving his fifth term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Oklahoma

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 48 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Oregon

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2009
  • Age 59 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Oregon

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on February 6th, 1996
  • Age 67 and currently serving his fourth term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Pennsylvania

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 56 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Pennsylvania

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 54 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Rhode Island

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1997
  • Age 66 and currently serving his fourth term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Rhode Island

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 60 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

South Carolina

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2003
  • Age 61 and currently serving his third term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

South Carolina

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 2nd, 2013
  • Age 50 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

South Dakota

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2005
  • Age 55 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

South Dakota

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 61 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Tennessee

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2003
  • Age 76 and currently serving his third term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Tennessee

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 64 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Texas

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on December 1st, 2002
  • Age 64 and currently serving his third term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Texas

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 45 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Utah

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1977
  • Age 82 and currently serving his seventh term
  • He has announced his retirement in 2018

Utah

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 45 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Vermont

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1975
  • Age 76 and currently serving his seventh term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Vermont

(Independent)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2007
  • Age 74 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 but not announced

Virginia

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2009
  • Age 61 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Virginia

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 58 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Washington

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2001
  • Age 57 and currently serving her third term
  • She is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

Washington

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1993
  • Age 65 and currently serving her fourth term
  • She is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

West Virginia

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on November 15th, 2010
  • Age 69 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run

West Virginia

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015
  • Age 62 and currently serving her first term
  • She is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Wisconsin

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2011
  • Age 61 and currently serving his first term
  • He is eligible in 2016 and intends to run

Wisconsin

(Democrat)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 2013
  • Age 54 and currently serving her first term
  • She is eligible in 2018 but not announced

Wyoming

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on January 3rd, 1997
  • Age 72 and currently serving his fourth term
  • He is eligible in 2020 but not announced

Wyoming

(Republican)
  • First sworn into office on June 22nd, 2007
  • Age 64 and currently serving his second term
  • He is eligible in 2018 and intends to run
 







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