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Party affiliation on the first day of the legislative session

Legislature Party totals
85th (2017) House  - Democrat 55   Republican 95  
Senate - Democrat 11   Republican 20  
84th (2015) House  - Democrat 51   Republican 97  
Senate - Democrat 11   Republican 20  
83rd (2013) House  - Democrat 55   Republican 95  
Senate - Democrat 11   Republican 19  
82nd (2011) House  - Democrat 49   Republican 101
Senate - Democrat 12   Republican 19  
81st (2009) House  - Democrat 74   Republican 76  
Senate - Democrat 12   Republican 19  
80th (2007) House  - Democrat 69   Republican 79  
Senate - Democrat 11   Republican 20  
79th (2005) House  - Democrat 64   Republican 86  
Senate - Democrat 12   Republican 19  
78th (2003) House  - Democrat 62   Republican 88  
Senate - Democrat 12   Republican 19  
77th (2001) House  - Democrat 77   Republican 71  
Senate - Democrat 15   Republican 16  
76th (1999) House  - Democrat 78   Republican 72  
Senate - Democrat 15   Republican 16  
75th (1997) House  - Democrat 82   Republican 67  
Senate - Democrat 14   Republican 16  
74th (1995) House  - Democrat 88   Republican 61  
Senate - Democrat 17   Republican 14  
73rd (1993) House  - Democrat 91   Republican 57  
Senate - Democrat 18   Republican 13  
72nd (1991) House  - Democrat 92   Republican 57  
Senate - Democrat 22   Republican 8   
71st (1989) House  - Democrat 93   Republican 57  
Senate - Democrat 23   Republican 8   
70th (1987) House  - Democrat 94   Republican 56  
Senate - Democrat 25   Republican 6   
69th (1985) House  - Democrat 98   Republican 52  
Senate - Democrat 25   Republican 6   
68th (1983) House  - Democrat 114 Republican 36  
Senate - Democrat 26   Republican 5   
67th (1981) House  - Democrat 113 Republican 35  
Senate - Democrat 23   Republican 7   
66th (1979) House  - Democrat 125 Republican 22  
Senate - Democrat 27   Republican 4   
65th (1977) House  - Democrat 132 Republican 18  
Senate - Democrat 28   Republican 3   
64th (1975) House  - Democrat 133 Republican 16  
Senate - Democrat 28   Republican 3   
63rd (1973) House  - Democrat 130 Republican 17  
Senate - Democrat 28   Republican 3   
62nd (1971) House  - Democrat 139 Republican 10  
Senate - Democrat 29   Republican 2   
61st (1969) House  - Democrat 142 Republican 8   
Senate - Democrat 29   Republican 2   
60th (1967) House  - Democrat 146 Republican 3   
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
59th (1965) House  - Democrat 147 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 31  
58th (1963) House  - Democrat 143 Republican 7   
Senate - Democrat 31  
57th (1961) House  - Democrat 149
Senate - Democrat 31  
56th (1959) House  - Democrat 149 Other 1
Senate - Democrat 31  
55th (1957) House  - Democrat 148
Senate - Democrat 31  
54th (1955) House  - Democrat 148
Senate - Democrat 31  
53rd (1953) House  - Democrat 150
Senate - Democrat 31  
52nd (1951) House  - Democrat 148 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 31  
51st (1949) House  - Democrat 149
Senate - Democrat 31  
50th (1947) House  - Democrat 150
Senate - Democrat 31  
49th (1945) House  - Democrat 147
Senate - Democrat 31  
48th (1943) House  - Democrat 147
Senate - Democrat 31  
47th (1941) House  - Democrat 150
Senate - Democrat 31  
46th (1939) House  - Democrat 150
Senate - Democrat 31  
45th (1937) House  - Democrat 147 Other 1
Senate - Democrat 31  
44th (1935) House  - Democrat 147 Other 1
Senate - Democrat 31  
43rd (1933) House  - Democrat 148 Other 2
Senate - Democrat 31  
42nd (1931) House  - Democrat 149 Other 1
Senate - Democrat 31  
41st (1929) House  - Democrat 149 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 30  
40th (1927) House  - Democrat 149 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
39th (1925) House  - Democrat 149 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
38th (1923) House  - Democrat 148 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 30  
37th (1921) House  - Democrat 137 Republican 1    Other 4
Senate - Democrat 30  
36th (1919) House  - Democrat 139 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 31  
35th (1917) House  - Democrat 142
Senate - Democrat 31  
34th (1915) House  - Democrat 137 Republican 1    Other 2
Senate - Democrat 31  
33rd (1913) House  - Democrat 141 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
32nd (1911) House  - Democrat 132 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 29   Republican 1   
31st (1909) House  - Democrat 130 Republican 3   
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
30th (1907) House  - Democrat 129 Republican 2    Other 1
Senate - Democrat 29  
29th (1905) House  - Democrat 128 Republican 2    Other 1
Senate - Democrat 31  
28th (1903) House  - Democrat 127 Republican 1    Other 2
Senate - Democrat 31  
27th (1901) House  - Democrat 123 Other 2
Senate - Democrat 31  
26th (1899) House  - Democrat 121 Republican 1    Other 6
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
25th (1897) House  - Democrat 117 Republican 3    Other 8
Senate - Democrat 26   Republican 1    Other 2
24th (1895) House  - Democrat 103 Republican 2    Other 22
Senate - Democrat 28   Other 2
23rd (1893) House  - Democrat 118 Republican 1    Other 8
Senate - Democrat 30   Other 1
22nd (1891) House  - Democrat 105 Republican 1   
Senate - Democrat 29   Other 1
21st (1889) House  - Democrat 100 Republican 3    Other 3
Senate - Democrat 29   Other 2
20th (1887) House  - Democrat 100 Republican 5    Other 1
Senate - Democrat 29   Republican 1    Other 1
19th (1885) House  - Democrat 101 Republican 5   
Senate - Democrat 30   Republican 1   
18th (1883) House  - Democrat 94   Republican 4    Other 7
Senate - Democrat 28   Other 1
17th (1881) House  - Democrat 80   Republican 7    Other 5
Senate - Democrat 29   Republican 1    Other 1
16th (1879) House  - Democrat 74   Republican 7    Other 12
Senate - Democrat 25   Republican 3    Other 3
15th (1876) House  - Democrat 81   Republican 7   
Senate - Democrat 26   Republican 3    Other 1
14th (1874) House  - Democrat 78   Republican 10  
Senate - Democrat 23   Other 3
13th (1873) House  - Democrat 75   Republican 12  
Senate - Democrat 15   Republican 3    Other 12
12th (1870) House  - Democrat 8    Republican 2    Other 27
Senate - Democrat 6    Other 16