State Government Affairs, Elections & Campaigns
Freshmen Make up a Fifth of State Lawmakers
January 27, 2023 | Bill Kramer
New legislators present fresh opportunities for state government affairs professionals. We don’t have accurate press reports on new lawmakers in every state, so we have to do some back-of-the-envelope math to determine how many there are in the coming state legislative sessions. Roughly 20% of state legislators in 2023 are freshmen. In other words, roughly one out of every five state lawmakers are new to the chamber this year.