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Legislature Control

Get to know the political landscape.

This chart details the number of members from each political party in each legislative chamber, as well as whether the executive office and legislature are controlled by the same party. Knowing the political make-up of the legislature can help you predict the likelihood of passage of a bill and target the political power in each state.

NOTE: Please be advised that legislature control is in transition during December, as the respective states reorganize for their 2017 sessions after the 2016 elections. The numbers seen reflect the current status in each state, but are subject to change.

State Governor House / Assembly Senate
GOPDEMInd/Vacant GOPDEMInd/Vacant
Alabama Robert J. Bentley (R) 72 31 2V 26 8 1I
Alaska Bill Walker (I) 21 17 2I 14 6
Arizona Doug Ducey (R) 34 26 17 13
Arkansas Asa Hutchinson (R) 73 27 22 13
California Jerry Brown (D) 25 55 13 27
Colorado John Hickenlooper (D) 28 37 18 17
Connecticut Dannel Malloy (D) 72 79 18 18
Delaware John Carney (D) 16 25 10 10 1V
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) N/A N/A 0 10 1I
Florida Rick Scott (R) 79 41 25 15
Georgia Nathan Deal (R) 118 62 38 18 1V
Guam Eddie Calvo (R) N/A N/A 6 9
Hawaii David Ige (D) 6 45 0 25
Idaho C.L. "Butch" Otter (R) 60 10 29 6
Illinois Bruce Rauner (R) 47 71 20 39
Indiana Eric Holcomb (R) 70 30 41 9
Iowa Terry Branstad (R) 59 41 28 20 1I / 1V
Kansas Sam Brownback (R) 85 40 31 9
Kentucky Matt Bevin (R) 64 36 27 11
Louisiana John Bel Edwards (D) 60 42 3I 25 14
Maine Paul LePage (R) 72 76 3I 18 17
Maryland Larry Hogan (R) 51 90 14 33
Massachusetts Charlie Baker (R) 35 125 6 34
Michigan Rick Snyder (R) 63 47 27 11
Minnesota Mark Dayton (D) 76 57 1V 34 33
Mississippi Phil Bryant (R) 75 47 32 20
Missouri Eric Greitens (R) 117 46 25 9
Montana Steve Bullock (D) 59 41 32 18
Nebraska Pete Ricketts (R) unicameral, non-partisan legislature
Nevada Brian Sandoval (R) 15 27 9 11 1I
New Hampshire Chris Sununu (R) 226 174 14 10
New Jersey Chris Christie (R) 28 52 16 24
New Mexico Susana Martinez (R) 32 38 16 26
New York Andrew Cuomo (D) 44 106 2V 31 26 6I
North Carolina Roy Cooper (D) 74 46 35 15
North Dakota Doug Burgum (R) 81 13 38 9
Ohio John Kasich (R) 66 33 24 9
Oklahoma Mary Fallin (R) 75 26 42 6
Oregon Kate Brown (D) 25 35 13 17
Pennsylvania Tom Wolf (D) 122 80 1V 34 16
Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló Nevares 23 New Progressive Party; 28 Popular Democratic Party 8 New Progressive Party; 18 Popular Democratic Party
Rhode Island Gina Raimondo (D) 11 63 1I 5 33
South Carolina Henry McMaster (R) 80 44 28 18
South Dakota Dennis Daugaard (R) 60 10 29 6
Tennessee Bill Haslam (R) 74 25 28 5
Texas Greg Abbott (R) 94 56 20 11
U.S. Virgin Islands Kenneth Mapp (I) N/A N/A 10 3I
Utah Gary Herbert (R) 60 15 24 5
Vermont Phil Scott (R) 52 84 14I 7 23
Virginia Terry McAuliffe (D) 66 34 21 19
Washington Jay Inslee (D) 46 52 25 24
West Virginia Jim Justice (D) 63 37 22 12
Wisconsin Scott Walker (R) 76 57 34 33
Wyoming Matt Mead (R) 51 9 27 3
United States (Federal) President Donald J. Trump (R) 245 188 2V 54 44 2I

Key

Blue indicates states with a Democratic-controlled legislature
Red indicates states with a Republican-controlled legislature
Orange indicates states with a split-control or non-partisan legislature
Italics indicates states in which the governor's office and both houses are controlled by the same party