The Arkansas State Senate is the upper branch of the Arkansas General Assembly. The Senate consists of 35 members, each representing a district with about 83,000 people. Service in the state legislature is part-time, and many state senators have full-time jobs during the rest of the year. The 35-member Senate consists of twenty-one Republicans and fourteen Democrats. There are eight women, twenty-seven men, thirty-one White Americans, and four African Americans.