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Published — December 21, 2007 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Ratio of lobbyists to legislators 2006

Introduction

The Center for Public Integrity gathered the total number of lobbyists in each state and divided it by the total number of legislators. On average nationwide, there are five lobbyists for every state legislator.

State Total Lobbyists Total
Legislators
Lobbyists
Per Legislator
Alabama 603 140 4
Alaska 342 60 5
Arizona 800 90 8
Arkansas 452 135 3
California 1267 120 10
Colorado 670 100 6
Connecticut 635 187 3
Delaware 270 62 4
Florida 2029 160 12
Georgia 1506 236 6
Hawaii 312 76 4
Idaho 392 105 3
Illinois 2195 177 12
Indiana 684 150 4
Iowa 849 150 5
Kansas 560 165 3
Kentucky 653 138 4
Louisiana 531 144 3
Maine 279 186 1
Maryland 637 188 3
Massachusetts 569 200 2
Michigan 1283 148 8
Minnesota 1385 201 6
Mississippi 422 174 2
Missouri 1116 197 5
Montana 536 150 3
Nebraska 345 49 7
Nevada No Total 63 N/A
New Hampshire 227 424 1
New Jersey 935 120 7
New Mexico 855 112 7
New York 5117 212 24
North Carolina 726 170 4
North Dakota 154 141 1
Ohio 1401 132 10
Oklahoma 362 149 2
Oregon 629 90 6
Pennsylvania 355 253 1
Rhode Island 201 113 1
South Carolina 385 170 2
South Dakota 625 105 5
Tennessee 512 132 3
Texas 1489 181 8
Utah 351 104 3
Vermont 425 180 2
Virginia 987 140 7
Washington 964 147 6
West Virginia 458 134 3
Wisconsin 815 132 6
Wyoming 365 90 4

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