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African American Legislators in 2009

African-American Legislators 2009

1/10/2008

STATE

Total Legislative Seats

Total African American State Legislators

% of Total Seats

Total Senate Seats

African American Senators

% of Senate Seats

Total House Seats

African American House Members

% of House Seats

Alabama 140 35 25% 35 8 23% 105 27 26%
Alaska 60 1 2% 20 1 5% 40 0 0%
Arizona 90 2 2% 30 1 3% 60 1 2%
Arkansas 135 14 10% 35 4 11% 100 10 10%
California 120 13 11% 40 6 5% 80 7 9%
Colorado 100 2 2% 35 1 3% 65 1 2%
Connecticut 187 15 8% 36 4 8% 151 11 7%
Delaware 62 5 8% 21 1 5% 41 4 10%
Florida 160 26 16% 40 7 18% 120 19 16%
Georgia 236 53 22% 56 12 21% 180 41 23%
Hawaii 76 0 0% 25 0 0% 51 0 0%
Idaho 105 0 0% 35 0 0% 70 0 0%
Illinois 177 31 18% 59 10 17% 118 21 18%
Indiana 150 12 8% 50 4 8% 100 8 8%
Iowa 150 0 0% 50 0 0% 100 0 0%
Kansas 165 7 4% 40 2 5% 125 5 4%
Kentucky 138 7 5% 38 1 3% 100 6 6%
Louisiana 144 26 18% 39 6 23% 105 20 19%
Maine 186 0 0% 35 0 0% 151 0 0%
Maryland 188 43 23% 47 10 17% 141 33 23%
Massachusetts 200 9 5% 40 0 3% 160 9 6%
Michigan 148 22 15% 38 5 11% 110 17 15%
Minnesota 201 2 1% 67 0 0% 134 2 1%
Mississippi 174 50 29% 52 13 21% 122 37 30%
Missouri 197 19 10% 34 3 9% 163 16 10%
Montana 150 0 0% 50 0 0% 100 0 0%
Nebraska 49 2 4% 49 2 2% Unicameral Legislature
Nevada 63 7 11% 21 3 14% 42 4 10%
New Hampshire 424 1 0% 24 0 0% 400 1 0%
New Jersey 120 15 13% 40 5 5% 80 10 13%
New Mexico 112 2 2% 42 0 0% 70 2 3%
New York 212 34 16% 62 10 18% 150 24 16%
North Carolina 170 32 19% 50 9 14% 120 23 19%
North Dakota 141 0 0% 47 0 0% 94 0 0%
Ohio 132 19 14% 33 5 15% 99 14 14%
Oklahoma 149 6 4% 48 2 2% 101 4 4%
Oregon 90 2 2% 30 2 10% 60 0 0%
Pennsylvania 253 19 8% 50 3 8% 203 16 8%
Rhode Island 113 3 3% 38 1 0% 75 2 3%
South Carolina 170 37 22% 46 8 17% 124 29 23%
South Dakota 105 0 0% 35 0 0% 70 0 0%
Tennessee 132 18 14% 33 3 6% 99 15 15%
Texas 181 16 9% 31 2 3% 150 14 9%
Utah 104 0 0% 29 0 0% 75 0 0%
Vermont 180 1 1% 30 1 0% 150 0 0%
Virginia 140 14 10% 40 5 13% 100 9 9%
Washington 147 2 1% 49 1 2% 98 1 1%
West Virginia 134 3 2% 34 0 0% 100 3 3%
Wisconsin 132 0 0% 33 0 6% 99 0 0%
Wyoming 90 1 1% 30 0 0% 60 1 2%
Total 7382 628 9% 1971 161 8% 5411 467

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Source: National Black Caucus of State Legislatures and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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