DIVERSITY AMONG U.S. SENATE DEMOCRATIC STAFF ON JUNE 30TH, 2019

This survey is a snapshot of the racial, ethnic and gender diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2019. 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 

LGBTQ 

Sen. Baldwin

17%

2%

11%

2%

2%

0%

55%

45%

13%

Sen. Bennet

42%

18%

8%

11%

5%

0%

68%

32%

8%

Sen. Blumenthal

33%

11%

13%

9%

2%

0%

50%

50%

7%

Sen. Booker

61%

27%

30%

2%

5%

0%

59%

41%

11%

Sen. Brown

39%

6%

33%

2%

0%

2%

61%

39%

15%

Sen. Cantwell

20%

5%

8%

3%

5%

3%

50%

50%

15%

Sen. Cardin

45%

7%

31%

5%

2%

2%

52%

48%

12%

Sen. Carper

44%

11%

9%

20%

2%

4%

63%

37%

7%

Sen. Casey

30%

12%

18%

4%

0%

0%

58%

42%

16%

Sen. Coons

28%

12%

16%

2%

0%

0%

51%

49%

5%

Sen. Cortez Masto

51%

29%

7%

15%

2%

0%

66%

30%

24%

Sen. Duckworth

41%

11%

14%

13%

4%

0%

54%

46%

16%

Sen. Durbin

42%

9%

20%

10%

6%

0%

59%

41%

9%

Sen. Feinstein

38%

23%

4%

7%

6%

1%

38%

61%

7%

Sen. Gillibrand

46%

21%

11%

16%

0%

0%

67%

33%

9%

Sen. Harris

70%

33%

26%

12%

0%

4%

63%

37%

19%

Sen. Hassan

14%

5%

3%

5%

0%

0%

57%

43%

14%

Sen. Heinrich

44%

37%

0%

0%

2%

7%

56%

44%

12%

Sen. Hirono

54%

2%

2%

39%

2%

17%

61%

39%

10%

Sen. Jones

35%

2%

30%

2%

0%

0%

65%

35%

5%

Sen. Kaine

45%

9%

23%

9%

4%

0%

60%

40%

11%

Sen. King

5%

0%

0%

2%

2%

0%

46%

54%

10%

Sen. Klobuchar

38%

4%

15%

15%

2%

2%

48%

52%

4%

Sen. Leahy

9%

0%

3%

6%

0%

0%

57%

43%

3%

Sen. Manchin

13%

4%

11%

2%

0%

0%

58%

42%

7%

Sen. Markey

34%

7%

10%

15%

2%

0%

59%

41%

12%

Sen. Menendez

47%

28%

14%

2%

2%

2%

49%

49%

2%

Sen. Merkley

20%

8%

4%

4%

2%

4%

47%

53%

10%

Sen. Murphy

32%

11%

14%

5%

5%

0%

49%

51%

8%

Sen. Murray

26%

6%

9%

11%

0%

0%

62%

38%

17%

Sen. Peters

39%

0%

25%

4%

10%

4%

56%

44%

10%

Sen. Reed

16%

3%

3%

7%

3%

0%

48%

52%

7%

Sen. Rosen

53%

34%

11%

5%

3%

3%

53%

47%

16%

Sen. Sanders

28%

12%

7%

12%

0%

0%

67%

33%

16%

Sen. Schatz

69%

8%

5%

49%

0%

23%

49%

51%

10%

Sen. Schumer

43%

14%

19%

9%

2%

1%

49%

50%

13%

Sen. Shaheen

20%

10%

2%

5%

2%

0%

56%

44%

12%

Sen. Sinema

28%

21%

3%

5%

0%

0%

54%

46%

18%

Sen. Smith

23%

2%

11%

6%

2%

2%

62%

38%

6%

Sen. Stabenow

30%

9%

14%

4%

4%

0%

53%

47%

14%

Sen. Tester

5%

0%

0%

0%

0%

5%

53%

47%

10%

Sen. Udall

56%

42%

0%

7%

0%

9%

51%

49%

11%

Sen. Van Hollen

41%

13%

22%

7%

0%

2%

67%

33%

7%

Sen. Warner

38%

15%

19%

4%

0%

0%

57%

43%

11%

Sen. Warren

48%

11%

24%

11%

4%

2%

59%

41%

7%

Sen. Whitehouse

15%

5%

7%

2%

2%

0%

56%

44%

5%

Sen. Wyden

21%

4%

11%

6%

0%

9%

68%

32%

11%

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

LGBTQ

Aging

40%

20%

20%

0%

0%

0%

60%

40%

20%

Agriculture

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

53%

47%

0%

Appropriations

12%

5%

5%

2%

0%

0%

54%

46%

5%

Armed Services

13%

0%

0%

6%

6%

0%

31%

69%

0%

Banking

36%

0%

27%

9%

9%

0%

45%

55%

0%

Budget

35%

12%

12%

12%

0%

0%

41%

59%

6%

Commerce

25%

7%

14%

4%

4%

0%

39%

61%

11%

Energy

11%

11%

0%

0%

0%

0%

33%

67%

6%

EPW

17%

6%

6%

0%

0%

6%

61%

39%

11%

Finance

4%

0%

4%

0%

0%

0%

46%

54%

4%

Foreign Relations

20%

7%

7%

7%

0%

0%

47%

53%

3%

HELP

36%

14%

11%

11%

0%

0%

61%

36%

18%

HSGAC

35%

3%

14%

10%

7%

0%

45%

55%

21%

Indian Affairs

86%

29%

0%

14%

0%

71%

43%

57%

14%

Judiciary

33%

13%

0%

17%

0%

4%

58%

42%

13%

Rules

60%

0%

20%

20%

20%

0%

40%

60%

20%

Small Business

33%

11%

22%

0%

0%

0%

56%

44%

0%

Veterans Affairs

11%

11%

0%

0%

0%

0%

56%

44%

0%

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

To view the 2018 survey results, click HERE

To view the 2017 survey results, click HERE