Elaina Cvetko


- You must be at least 30 years old

- A citizen of the United States for at least 9 years

- Must be a legal resident of the state

Benefits, Salary, and Privileges

- Senates begin their terms on January 3rd, after the election the previous November

- Senates run 6 year terms

- If the senator dies, the governor may appoint someone to take their place

- Their salary is $174,000 a year

- Members recieve allowences to pay for their office staff, trips home, telephones, telegrams, and newsletters

- They are all free from arrest when they are going to and from Congress

- They may not be sued for anything they say on the House or Senate floor