United States Senate

Last edited January 2013

 

State legislatures elected U.S. Senators until 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment changed that to the direct election of Senators by the people.Many believe this to be a mistake that seriously damaged the overall checks and balances set in place by the Constitution.United States Senators are elected for a six-year term.Every two years approximately one-third of the Senate is up for re-election or replacement.The Founders never intended for our legislators to become career politicians.They are supposed to be public servants.How many of these people do you think remember that?

 

These quick lookup reference pages take much time and research to develop.If you find them helpful, or if you find any mistakes, please let me know via the feedback link at the bottom of this page.Thanks!Deb V

 

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State

Name

Year First Elected (or Appointed Mid Term)

End Of Current Term

Party

Alaska

Lisa Murkowski

1980

2016

R

 

Mark Begich

2008

2014

D

Alabama

Jeff Sessions

1996

2014

R

 

Richard Shelby

1986

2016

R

Arkansas

Mark Pryor

2002

2014

D

 

John Boozman

2010

2016

R

Arizona

Jeff Flake

2012

2018

R

 

John McCain

1985

2016

R

California

Barbara Boxer

1992

2016

D

 

Dianne Feinstein

1992 (Mid Term)

2012

D

Colorado

Michael Bennet

2008

2014

D

 

Mark Udall

2008

2014

D

Connecticut

Richard Blumenthal

2010

2016

D

 

Chris Murphy

2012

2018

D

Delaware

Christopher Coons

2010

2016

D

 

Tom Carper

2000

2018

D

Florida

Marco Rubio

2010

2016

R

 

Bill Nelson

2000

2018

D

Georgia

Saxby Chambliss

2002

2014

R

 

Johnny Isakson

2004

2016

R

Hawaii

Mazie Hirono

2012

2018

D

 

Brian Schatz

2012 (App)

2014

D

Iowa

Chuck Grassley

1980

2016

R

 

Tom Harkin

1984

2014

D

Idaho

James Risch

2008

2014

R

 

Mike Crapo

1998

2016

R

Illinois

Richard Durbin

1996

2014

D

 

Mark Kirk

2010

2016

R

Indiana

Joe Donnelly

2012

2018

D

 

Daniel Coats

2010

2016

R

Kansas

Jerry Moran

2010

2016

R

 

Pat Roberts

1996

2014

R

Kentucky

Mitch McConnell

1984

2014

R

 

Rand Paul

2010

2016

R

Louisiana

David Vitter

2004

2016

R

 

Mary Landrieu

1996

2014

D

Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren

2012

2018

D

 

John Kerry

1984

2014

D

Maryland

Barbara Mikulski

1986

2016

D

 

Benjamin L. Cardin

2006

2018

D

Maine

Susan Collins

1996

2014

R

 

Angus King

2012

2018

I

Michigan

Carl Levin

1978

2014

D

 

Debbie Stabenow

2000

2018

D

Minnesota

Amy Klobuchar

2006

2018

D

 

Al Franken

2008

2014

D

Missouri

Roy Blunt

2010

2016

R

 

Claire McCaskill

2006

2018

D

Mississippi

Thad Cochran

1978

2014

R

 

Roger Wicker

2008 (App)

2018

R

Montana

Max Baucus

1978

2014

D

 

Jon Tester

2006

2018

D

North Carolina

Kay Hagan

2008

2014

D

 

Richard Burr

2004

2016

R

North Dakota

John Hoeven

2010

2016

R

 

Heidi Heitkamp

2012

2018

D

Nebraska

Mike Johanns

2008

2014

R

 

Deb Fischer

2012

2018

R

New Hampshire

Kelly Ayotte

2010

2016

R

 

Jeanne Shaheen

2008

2014

D

New Jersey

Frank Lautenberg

2002

2014

D

 

Robert Menendez

2006 (Mid Term)

2018

D

New Mexico

Martin Heinrich

2012

2018

D

 

Tom Udall

2008

2014

D

Nevada

Harry Reid

1986

2016

D

 

Dean Heller

2011 (Mid Term)

2018

R

New York

Charles Schumer

1998

2016

D

 

Kirsten Gillibrand

2009 (App)

2018

D

Ohio

Sherrod Brown

2006

2018

D

 

Rob Portman

2010

2016

R

Oklahoma

Jim Inhofe

1994 (Mid Term)

2014

R

 

Tom Coburn

2004

2016

R

Oregon

Jeff Merkley

2008

2014

D

 

Ron Wyden

1996

2016

D

Pennsylvania

Robert P. Casey Jr.

2006

2018

D

 

Patrick Toomey

2010

2016

R

Rhode Island

Sheldon Whitehouse

2006

2018

D

 

Jack Reed

1996

2014

D

South Carolina

Lindsey Graham

2002

2014

R

 

Tim Scott

2013 (App)

2016

R

South Dakota

John Thune

2004

2016

R

 

Tim Johnson

1996

2014

D

Tennessee

Bob Corker

2006

2018

R

 

Lamar Alexander

2002

2014

R

Texas

John Cornyn

2002

2014

R

 

Ted Cruz

2012

2018

R

Utah

Mike Lee

2010

2016

R

 

Orrin Hatch

1976

2018

R

Virginia

Mark Warner

2008

2014

D

 

Tim Kaine

2012

2018

D

Vermont

Bernard Sanders

2006

2018

I

 

Patrick Leahy

1974

2016

D

Washington

Patty Murray

1992

2016

D

 

Maria Cantwell

2000

2018

D

Wisconsin

Ron Johnson

2010

2016

R

 

Tammy Baldwin

2012

2018

D

West Virginia

Joe Manchin, III

2010

2016

D

 

Jay Rockefeller

1984

2014

D

Wyoming

Michael Enzi

1996

2014

R

 

John Barrasso

2007 (App)

2018

R

 

 

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