Diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2018

This survey is a snapshot of the racial, ethnic and gender diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2018.  The Diversity Initiative plans to update this survey annually.

Office 

% of Staff Who Identify As Non-Caucasian 

Latino 

Black or African-American 

Asian or Pacific Islander 

Middle Eastern or North African 

Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan 

Female 

Male 

Sen. Tammy Baldwin 

16%

4%

9%

2%

0%

0%

49%

51%

Sen. Michael Bennet 

44%

23%

7%

9%

5%

0%

56%

44%

Sen. Richard Blumenthal 

38%

13%

15%

6%

6%

2%

45%

55%

Sen. Cory Booker 

63%

22%

33%

6%

6%

0%

47%

53%

Sen. Sherrod Brown 

33%

5%

26%

3%

0%

2%

64%

34%

Sen. Maria Cantwell 

37%

11%

11%

11%

5%

5%

45%

55%

Sen. Ben Cardin 

50%

10%

31%

12%

2%

5%

52%

48%

Sen. Tom Carper 

46%

13%

20%

11%

0%

4%

50%

50%

Sen. Robert Casey 

23%

7%

16%

2%

0%

0%

61%

39%

Sen. Chris Coons 

21%

2%

14%

5%

0%

0%

58%

42%

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto 

44%

29%

5%

12%

0%

2%

56%

44%

Sen. Joe Donnelly 

25%

5%

13%

3%

5%

0%

43%

58%

Sen. Tammy Duckworth 

42%

12%

20%

6%

4%

0%

56%

44%

Sen. Richard Durbin 

37%

7%

19%

9%

4%

0%

61%

39%

Sen. Dianne Feinstein 

32%

11%

9%

9%

5%

0%

45%

55%

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 

53%

22%

15%

15%

2%

0%

64%

34%

Sen. Kamala Harris 

66%

26%

26%

14%

0%

3%

57%

43%

Sen. Maggie Hassan 

24%

7%

5%

7%

5%

2%

67%

33%

Sen. Martin Heinrich 

45%

40%

0%

2%

2%

2%

50%

50%

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp 

14%

2%

0%

4%

0%

8%

46%

54%

Sen. Mazie Hirono 

62%

3%

3%

54%

0%

13%

54%

44%

Sen. Doug Jones 

40%

3%

33%

5%

0%

0%

55%

45%

Sen. Tim Kaine 

40%

9%

21%

6%

4%

0%

53%

47%

Sen. Angus King 

5%

0%

2%

2%

0%

0%

50%

50%

Sen. Amy Klobuchar 

34%

6%

14%

14%

0%

2%

44%

56%

Sen. Patrick Leahy 

15%

0%

8%

8%

0%

0%

50%

50%

Sen. Joe Manchin 

8%

3%

5%

0%

0%

0%

53%

47%

Sen. Ed Markey 

25%

6%

11%

6%

0%

3%

58%

42%

Sen. Claire McCaskill 

31%

11%

20%

0%

0%

0%

60%

40%

Sen. Robert Menendez 

44%

28%

9%

2%

5%

2%

47%

53%

Sen. Jeff Merkley 

21%

8%

2%

8%

0%

2%

56%

44%

Sen. Chris Murphy 

31%

13%

8%

3%

8%

0%

51%

49%

Sen. Patty Murray 

24%

9%

11%

4%

0%

2%

61%

39%

Sen. Bill Nelson 

46%

19%

21%

6%

3%

1%

66%

34%

Sen. Gary Peters 

37%

0%

25%

4%

8%

2%

57%

43%

Sen. Jack Reed 

19%

3%

0%

9%

6%

0%

44%

56%

Sen. Bernie Sanders 

18%

4%

9%

0%

4%

0%

64%

33%

Sen. Brian Schatz 

72%

10%

5%

59%

0%

15%

49%

51%

Sen. Charles Schumer 

45%

14%

21%

9%

3%

2%

52%

48%

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen 

17%

8%

6%

6%

0%

0%

53%

47%

Sen. Tina Smith 

15%

0%

10%

2%

2%

0%

61%

39%

Sen. Debbie Stabenow 

38%

9%

19%

3%

5%

3%

52%

48%

Sen. Jon Tester 

7%

0%

0%

2%

0%

5%

57%

43%

Sen. Tom Udall 

58%

44%

2%

4%

0%

9%

51%

49%

Sen. Chris Van Hollen 

49%

9%

33%

7%

0%

2%

67%

33%

Sen. Mark Warner 

38%

12%

21%

6%

2%

0%

52%

48%

Sen. Elizabeth Warren 

36%

5%

20%

9%

4%

0%

51%

49%

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 

15%

2%

10%

0%

2%

2%

54%

46%

Sen. Ron Wyden 

28%

5%

13%

8%

0%

8%

56%

44%

Democratic Committee Staff 

% of Staff Who Identify As Non-Caucasian 

Latino 

Black or African-American 

Asian or Pacific Islander 

Middle Eastern or North African 

Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan 

Female 

Male 

Aging 

40%

20%

20%

0%

0%

0%

60%

40%

Agriculture 

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

62%

38%

Appropriations 

5%

0%

2%

2%

0%

0%

50%

50%

Armed Services 

13%

0%

0%

6%

6%

0%

38%

63%

Banking 

17%

0%

17%

0%

0%

0%

42%

58%

Budget 

15%

10%

5%

0%

0%

0%

40%

60%

Commerce 

25%

4%

8%

13%

0%

0%

46%

54%

Energy 

24%

14%

5%

5%

0%

0%

29%

71%

EPW 

14%

0%

5%

5%

0%

5%

57%

43%

Finance 

6%

0%

3%

0%

0%

3%

42%

58%

Foreign Relations 

18%

7%

7%

4%

0%

0%

46%

54%

HELP 

27%

7%

7%

17%

0%

0%

67%

33%

HSGAC 

35%

4%

9%

22%

0%

0%

61%

39%

Indian Affairs 

100%

43%

0%

14%

0%

71%

43%

57%

JEC 

50%

13%

19%

19%

0%

0%

56%

44%

Judiciary 

23%

9%

5%

9%

0%

0%

55%

45%

Rules 

33%

0%

0%

17%

17%

0%

67%

33%

Small Business 

25%

13%

13%

0%

0%

0%

63%

38%

Veterans Affairs 

33%

33%

0%

0%

0%

0%

56%

44%

*Note: Category percentages may not equal the office total because respondents were able to select multiple classifications.