Diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2017

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This survey is a snapshot of the racial, ethnic and gender diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2017.  The Diversity Initiative plans to update this survey annually.

Office 

% of Staff Who Identify As Non-Caucasian 

Hispanic or Latino

Black or African - American 

Asian or Pacific Islander 

Middle Eastern or North African 

Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan 

Female

Male 

Sen. Tammy Baldwin 

11%

4%

4%

2%

0%

2%

52%

48%

Sen. Michael Bennet

43%

30%

5%

5%

5%

0%

66%

34%

Sen. Richard Blumenthal 

38%

12%

20%

6%

4%

2%

52%

48%

Sen. Cory Booker 

57%

23%

26%

9%

6%

6%

50%

50%

Sen. Sherrod Brown

27%

5%

20%

3%

0%

0%

58%

42%

Sen. Maria Cantwell 

36%

11%

7%

16%

2%

9%

46%

54%

Sen. Ben Cardin 

45%

0%

30%

10%

0%

5%

55%

45%

Sen. Tom Carper 

33%

5%

14%

7%

2%

5%

50%

50%

Sen. Robert Casey 

24%

6%

20%

2%

0%

0%

61%

39%

Sen. Chris Coons

14%

5%

10%

0%

0%

0%

56%

44%

Sen. Catherine Cortez Mastro 

49%

31%

5%

13%

0%

15%

59%

41%

Sen. Joe Donnelly 

23%

12%

7%

2%

2%

5%

51%

49%

Sen. Tammy Duckworth 

38%

9%

16%

11%

4%

4%

53%

47%

Sen. Richard Durbin 

39%

8%

24%

10%

4%

3%

61%

39%

Sen. Diane Feinstein 

35%

12%

9%

11%

5%

8%

44%

56%

Sen. Al Franken 

19%

2%

7%

0%

5%

7%

47%

53%

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 

48%

14%

22%

13%

2%

3%

63%

37%

Sen. Kamala Harris

61%

27%

22%

16%

2%

14%

52%

48%

Sen. Maggie Hassan 

18%

11%

0%

5%

3%

3%

55%

45%

Sen. Martin Heinrich

43%

40%

2%

2%

2%

10%

58%

42%

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp 

10%

0%

4%

2%

0%

4%

58%

42%

Sen. Mazie Hirono

61%

2%

4%

52%

0%

15%

50%

50%

Sen. Tim Kaine 

41%

7%

26%

7%

2%

0%

52%

48%

Sen. Angus King 

11%

0%

4%

4%

2%

0%

47%

53%

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

29%

8%

10%

8%

2%

4%

43%

57%

Sen. Patrick Leahy 

17%

3%

8%

6%

0%

0%

56%

44%

Sen. Joe Manchin 

9%

2%

5%

2%

0%

0%

57%

43%

Sen. Ed Markey 

25%

13%

6%

6%

0%

9%

50%

50%

Sen. Claire McCaskill 

22%

2%

20%

0%

0%

2%

57%

43%

Sen. Robert Menendez

36%

16%

13%

2%

7%

4%

40%

60%

Sen. Jeff Merkley

23%

9%

2%

11%

0%

2%

60%

40%

Sen. Chris Murphy 

32%

15%

17%

0%

2%

7%

56%

44%

Sen. Patty Murray 

20%

7%

7%

7%

0%

2%

64%

36%

Sen. Bill Nelson

42%

18%

21%

4%

3%

4%

66%

34%

Sen. Gary Peters 

41%

6%

25%

8%

6%

2%

51%

49%

Sen. Jack Reed

26%

6%

0%

13%

6%

0%

45%

55%

Sen. Bernie Sanders 

16%

2%

7%

2%

4%

0%

63%

38%

Sen. Brian Schatz 

66%

9%

2%

55%

0%

19%

53%

47%

Sen. Charles Schumer 

43%

14%

19%

9%

5%

3%

55%

45%

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

19%

8%

8%

3%

0%

3%

65%

35%

Sen. Debbie Stabenow 

42%

10%

21%

5%

6%

5%

48%

52%

Sen. Jon Tester 

7%

0%

0%

2%

0%

4%

56%

44%

Sen. Tom Udall 

52%

43%

2%

2%

2%

11%

46%

54%

Sen. Chris Van Hollen 

54%

10%

36%

8%

0%

5%

64%

36%

Sen. Mark Warner 

35%

8%

24%

6%

2%

0%

53%

47%

Sen. Elizabeth Warren 

34%

8%

15%

9%

6%

4%

49%

51%

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 

29%

4%

16%

4%

11%

4%

56%

44%

Sen. Ron Wyden 

20%

5%

7%

5%

2%

2%

55%

45%

Democratic Committee Staff 

% of Staff Who Identify As Non-Caucasian 

Hispanic or Latino

Black or African - American 

Asian or Pacific Islander 

Middle Eastern or North African 

Native American, Hawaiian or Alaskan 

Female

Male 

Aging 

44%

11%

33%

0%

0%

0%

56%

44%

Agriculture 

7%

0%

0%

0%

7%

0%

53%

47%

Appropriations 

5%

0%

2%

2%

0%

0%

55%

45%

Armed Services 

13%

0%

0%

6%

6%

0%

38%

63%

Banking

8%

0%

8%

0%

0%

0%

31%

69%

Budget 

33%

19%

5%

0%

10%

10%

44%

56%

Commerce

25%

4%

13%

8%

0%

0%

46%

54%

Energy 

45%

27%

18%

0%

0%

0%

64%

36%

EPW

18%

0%

6%

6%

0%

6%

53%

47%

Finance 

15%

4%

7%

4%

0%

0%

37%

63%

Foreign Relations 

19%

8%

12%

0%

0%

0%

38%

62%

HELP

19%

11%

4%

7%

0%

4%

68%

32%

HSGAC

32%

4%

18%

7%

0%

4%

57%

43%

Indian Affairs 

100%

40%

0%

20%

0%

60%

60%

40%

JEC

32%

16%

11%

16%

5%

11%

40%

60%

Judiciary 

29%

12%

0%

18%

0%

0%

65%

35%

Rules 

25%

0%

0%

25%

0%

0%

50%

50%

Small Business

22%

11%

22%

0%

0%

11%

29%

71%

Veterans Affairs 

56%

33%

0%

0%

11%

11%

50%

50%

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