The richest politician in every state

While there is no income requirement to enter politics, the wealthiest politicians in every state are all multimillionaires. None are currently billionaires like Donald Trump, but many count their fortunes in the tens and even hundreds of millions.

GOBankingRates reviewed data from the Center for Responsive Politics website to find the richest politicians in all 50 states. Some are from the House of Representatives and others serve in the Senate, but they all have one thing in common — two commas in their net worths. Click through to meet the richest politician in your state.

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Alabama: Sen. Richard Shelby

  • Richard C. Shelby net worth: $10,963,007
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Richard Shelby has been a familiar face in Alabama politics for nearly 40 years. He's served as a Republican senator since 1987. Before that, he served as a congressional representative — but as a Democrat.

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Alaska: Sen. Dan Sullivan

  • Dan Sullivan net worth: $3,040,519
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Sen. Dan Sullivan, who was elected in 2015, sits on four Senate committees: Armed Services, Environment and Public Works, Veterans' Affairs and Commerce, Science and Transportation. He was a public servant even before he joined the Senate, serving as his state's attorney general and as the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The latter position put him in charge of one of the world's largest energy and resources portfolios.

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Arizona: Rep. Trent Franks

  • Trent Franks net worth: $33,175,002
  • Party affiliation: Republican

He's not the richest person in Arizona, but he's still very wealthy. Before his election to Congress, Rep. Trent Franks served in the Arizona Legislature, where an anti-child pornography campaign started his focus on children's issues. He has since sponsored 114 bills and co-sponsored 2,662. 

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Arkansas: Rep. French Hill

  • French Hill net worth: $6,938,526
  • Party affiliation: Republican

A congressman since 2015, Rep. French Hill is a ninth-generation Arkansan who serves in a leadership position on the Committee on Financial Services. Before his life in public service, Hill was the CEO of a commercial bank and investment management firm he founded in Arkansas. In October, Arkansas Online reported that Hill has raised 30 times more money than his two Democratic challengers combined.

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California: Rep. Darrell Issa

  • Darrell Issa net worth: $330,050,015
  • Party affiliation: Republican

In 2015, the Los Angeles Times reported that Rep. Darrell Issa — one of the most influential people in Washington, D.C. — was not just the richest politician in California, but also in the entire country.

With a net worth of more than $330 million, the man who made his fortune as a car alarm mogul retains that title to this day. He sits on several powerful committees, including Judiciary, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Government Reform. But, is he the richest person in California

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Colorado: Rep. Jared Polis

  • Jared Polis net worth: $313,556,221
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

First elected in 2008, Rep. Jared Polis is a not-too-distant second to Rep. Darrell Issa in terms of net worth. He co-founded his first company while still attending Princeton and went on to found Proflowers.com and BlueMountain.com.

He recently announced that he was throwing his hat into the crowded 2018 race to become Colorado's next governor, according to the Denver Post. His platforms include full renewable energy, stock options for workers and improved access to preschool and kindergarten. He currently sits on several influential committees, including Rules, Ethics and Education and the Workforce. 

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Connecticut: Sen Richard Blumenthal

  • Richard Blumenthal net worth: $81,745,158
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is serving his second term after being elected in 2011. He previously served as attorney general and waged successful campaigns against the tobacco and insurance industries. 

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Delaware: Sen. Chris Coons

  • Chris Coons net worth: $8,781,531
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Sen. Chris Coons sits on several Senate committees, including Ethics, Appropriations, Judiciary, Foreign Relations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. A former member of the Delaware private sector, Coons touts his record of working across the aisle to strike bipartisan deals.

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Florida: Rep. Vernon Buchanan

  • Vernon Buchanan net worth: $115,534,558
  • Party affiliation: Republican

He might not be the richest entrepreneur in Florida, but he's the richest politician. A member of the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame, Rep. Vernon Buchanan grew up in a blue-collar household and made his own fortune. He sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, one of the most powerful and influential groups in Washington. 

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Georgia: Sen. David Perdue

  • David Perdue net worth: $30,098,571
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Sen. David Perdue has become one of President Trump's most reliable allies in Congress, according to the Washington Examiner. That might be because they took similar paths to power. Like Trump, Perdue was a lifelong businessman with no political experience before he won a contentious election in 2014, beating a long line of Washington insiders. The former chief executive of Reebok and Dollar General, Sen. Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress.

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Hawaii: Sen. Mazie K. Hirono

  • Mazie K. Hirono net worth: $2,996,518
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Sen Mazie K. Hirono has a rags-to-riches story. A Japanese immigrant who grew up poor in Hawaii, Hirono now has a multimillion-dollar net worth. After graduating from law school at Georgetown, she worked in the antitrust division in the state attorney general's office before serving as lieutenant governor and then finally being elected to the House of Representatives. 

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Idaho: Sen. James E. Risch

  • James E. Risch net worth: $54,705,527
  • Party affiliation: Republican

With a net worth of nearly $55 million, Sen. James E. Risch was declared by CBS News to be one of the five richest senators in America. A former prosecuting attorney, Risch entered public service at the age of 27 and has been an elected official for more than 40 years. He currently serves on five Senate committees. 

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Illinois: Rep. Brad Schneider

  • Brad Schneider net worth: $29,470,242
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Before being elected to serve Illinois' 10th District, Rep. Brad Schneider worked for two decades in management consulting in the private sector. In the wake of the recent shooting rampage in Las Vegas, Schneider introduced a bill that would require gun dealers to report the purchase of multiple long guns, as they're required to do with handguns, according to Patch.com. 

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Indiana: Rep. Susan Brooks

  • Susan Brooks net worth: $4,239,519
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Congresswoman Susan Brooks represents Indiana's 5th District. She previously served as the deputy mayor of Indianapolis. Before that, she worked as an attorney for two prominent Indianapolis-based firms. In 2001, then-President George W. Bush appointed her to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, which made her the chief law enforcement officer for most of the state. 

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Iowa: Rep. Rod Blum

  • Rod Blum net worth: $20,393,527
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Rep. Rod Blum, who represents Iowa's 1st District, sits on the House Small Business Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He's sponsored 16 pieces of legislation since he was elected in 2014.

In October, Blum stood out as the only "no" vote in the entire state of Iowa when the House approved a $36.5 billion aid package for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, according to a local ABC News affiliate. 

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Kansas: Sen. Pat Roberts

  • Pat Roberts net worth: $3,115,514
  • Party affiliation: Republican

First elected in 1996, Sen. Pat Roberts is serving his fourth term as a Kansas senator. Before that, he served for 16 years as a representative for the state's 1st District, which includes Dodge City. He holds the distinction of being the first member of Congress in history to chair both the House Agriculture Committee and the Senate Agriculture Committee. 

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Kentucky: Sen. Mitch McConnell

  • Mitch McConnell net worth: $26,927,535
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is arguably one of the most powerful people in Washington, according to the New York Times. Known as a master tactician, McConnell has engineered countless electoral and legislative victories during his time in office, though he's recently endured a string of tough defeats. First elected in 1984, McConnell is Kentucky's longest-serving senator. 

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Louisiana: Rep. Ralph Abraham

  • Ralph Abraham net worth: $12,012,525
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Rep. Ralph Abraham represents the largest geographical district in the state of Louisiana. A doctor by trade, Abraham was first elected in 2014, then re-elected in 2016. A member of the House Armed Services Committee, Abraham is a pilot and flight instructor who served in the Army National Guard. He recently joined storm hunters and flew into Hurricane Maria, a category 3 storm, according to the News Star. 

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Maine: Sen. Angus King

  • Angus King net worth: $12,668,575
  • Party affiliation: Independent

The only congressperson on this list who is not affiliated with either major party, Sen. Angus King was also the 72nd governor of Maine. He is engaged with oversight of the intelligence community and, in the summer of 2017, took part in a public and heated exchange with intelligence chiefs. According to NPR, King felt they were not adequately answering questions posed by the Intelligence Committee. 

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Maryland: Rep. John K. Delaney

  • John K. Delaney net worth: $232,816,089
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Rep. John K. Delaney recently became the first Democrat to commit to joining the list of presidential hopefuls for the 2020 race, according to Politico. The move required him to resign from his current office, which is already being eyed by several competing Maryland state legislators. 

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Massachusetts: Rep. Joe Kennedy III

  • Joe Kennedy III net worth: $42,981,115
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Rep. Joe Kennedy III grew up in one of the most famous families in American history — and he might just be following in the footsteps of Kennedys that came before by considering a run for the presidency in 2020, according to People.

Currently in his third term, Kennedy sits on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. He has focused his agenda on mental health, manufacturing and STEM education.

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Michigan: Rep. Dave Trott

  • Dave Trott net worth: $177,149,145
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Representing Michigan's 11th District is Dave Trott, who announced in September that he will not seek re-election to a third term in office and instead will step down and re-enter the private sector, according to MLive. He was previously a foreclosure attorney. Eager to regain control of the House, Democrats consider Trott's seat a flippable one in the next election.

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Minnesota: Sen. Al Franken

  • Al Franken net worth: $7,065,532
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Probably the most famous sitting senator, Al Franken was elected in 2009 in one of the longest Senate electoral battles in American history, according to Politico. His win guaranteed a Democratic 60-seat supermajority.

The former comedian sits on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. CNN recently reported that the senator engaged in a high-profile and testy battle with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over an ongoing investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump administration. 

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Mississippi: Sen. Thad Cochran

  • Thad Cochran net worth: $11,486,561
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Born in 1937, Sen. Thad Cochran has been a fixture in Mississippi politics since he was elected to Congress in 1972. In 1978, he became the first Republican in more than a century to win statewide office in Mississippi.

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Missouri: Sen. Claire McCaskill

  • Claire McCaskill net worth: $60,075,756
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

In 2006, former prosecutor Claire McCaskill became the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri. Politico reported that, in 2012, she engineered a now-famous political maneuver in which she intentionally manipulated the Republican primary by releasing advertising that helped a flawed candidate named Todd Akin win the GOP's nomination. McCaskill went on to win the seat. 

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Montana: Sen. Steven Daines

  • Steven Daines net worth: $14,434,015
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, fifth-generation Montanan Steve Daines worked in the public sector for nearly three decades. He held management positions at Procter & Gamble and a family construction firm. Most notably, he was a vice president of software company RightNow Technologies.

For the second time in 2017, Daines recently made headlines by introducing an amendment that included an option for single-payer healthcare, according to The Hill.

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Nebraska: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

  • Jeff Fortenberry net worth: $12,193,002
  • Party affiliation: Republican

The representative for Nebraska's 1st Congressional District, Jeff Fortenberry is a member of the influential House Appropriations Committee and also sits on three subcommittees. While he traces his public service roots back to his time on the Lincoln City Council, he was best known as a publishing industry executive prior to heading to Washington. 

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Nevada: Sen. Dean Heller

  • Dean Heller net worth: $6,630,518
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Sen. Dean Heller was recently labeled "the Senate's most endangered Republican" by NBC News, due to extremely trying reelection circumstances. His supporters have apparently taken notice — the senator has already raised $4.2 million for his campaign, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Heller recently had legislation passed in his name. The Heller Amendment, passed in October, lowers taxes for families with children. Prior to his rise to the Senate in 2011, Heller served in the House of Representatives, as well as in various high-level positions in state government. 

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New Hampshire: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

  • Jeanne Shaheen net worth: $6,695,014
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen holds the distinction of being the only woman in American history to be elected to both the Senate and to the office of governor.

A former small business owner, Shaheen has led or taken part in several pieces of legislation focused on small businesses. According to CBS News, the senator was also one of 24 co-sponsors who signed onto a bill that proponents say is a bipartisan plan to fix Obamacare's cost-sharing reduction. 

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New Jersey: Rep. Thomas MacArthur

  • Thomas MacArthur net worth: $64,014,232
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Rep. Thomas MacArthur parlayed a less-than-glamorous job as an adjuster in New York City public housing into a successful career in the insurance industry. MacArthur and his wife run a family foundation called God's Hands Charitable Foundation, Inc., and he began his career in public service as a local mayor.

In May, MacArthur made headlines when he walked away from a group of congressional moderates known as the "Tuesday Group," which he called "clearly divided," according to a Politico report. 

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New Mexico: Rep. Steve Pearce

  • Steve Pearce net worth: $22,022,508
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Rep. Steve Pearce announced in July that he will run for governor to replace the outgoing Republican incumbent in 2018, according to U.S. News & World Report. A former oilman, Pearce will serve out the remainder of his term in the House of Representatives. 

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New York: Rep. Chris Collins

  • Chris Collins net worth: $66,414,016
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Rep. Chris Collins made his sizable fortune through nearly four decades of successful ventures in the private sector across a range of industries and positions. His first taste of public service came in 2007, when he was elected to the position of Erie County executive.

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North Carolina: Rep. Robert Pittenger

  • Robert Pittenger net worth: $15,458,526
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Three-term GOP congressman Robert Pittenger is vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance. He served in the North Carolina Senate from 2003 to 2008.

The Democrats have identified Pittenger's 9th District as one of four North Carolina potential seats they could flip in 2018. According to Roll Call, this made a target out of Pittenger, who has already drawn a Democratic challenger. 

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North Dakota: Sen. John Hoeven

  • John Hoeven net worth: $45,646,564
  • Party affiliation: Republican

While Sen. John Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2011, he previously served for 10 years as the governor of North Dakota. He focused on developing the state's lucrative energy resources and advancing the Keystone pipeline.

In July, Hoeven staked his claim as an independent thinker when he publicly came out against the Republican party's latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to CNN. 

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Ohio: Rep. Jim Renacci

  • Jim Renacci net worth: $23,005,561
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Four-term congressman Jim Renacci has represented Ohio's 16th District since he was elected in 2010. In March, Renacci threw his hat into the ring for the 2018 bid to replace term-limited incumbent Governor John Kasich. In an effort to take on better-known, better-financed opponents, the representative will follow the strategy of President Trump and bill himself as a state-centric outsider, according to Cleveland.com. 

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Oklahoma: Sen. James M. Inhofe

  • James M. Inhofe net worth: $8,254,022
  • Party affiliation: Republican

One of the most powerful senators in Washington, Army veteran and avid pilot James Inhofe is the senior member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, as well as the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. He also serves on several other committees. 

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Oregon: Sen. Ron Wyden

  • Ron Wyden net worth: $13,070,041
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

A staunch advocate for open government, Sen. Ron Wyden touts his record of holding an open-to-all town hall in every one of Oregon's 36 counties each year, for a total of 700 meetings so far. He is a vocal opponent of what he calls reliance on "secret law" by both Republican President George W. Bush and Democratic President Barack Obama. 

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Pennsylvania: Rep. Mike Kelly

  • Mike Kelly net worth: $18,608,572
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Rep. Mike Kelly owns a string of car dealerships in Pennsylvania and formerly held a high position in a charity run by Hyundai. In August, Kelly announced that he was withdrawing his name from a crowded field of candidates vying to replace Democratic Senator Bob Casey, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Instead, he will pursue a fifth term in the House of Representatives. 

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Rhode Island: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

  • Sheldon Whitehouse net worth: $6,917,629
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse lists the preservation of Social Securityand Medicare among his highest priorities. He served in a variety of state offices, including Assistant Attorney General of Rhode Island and later Rhode Island Attorney General and United States Attorney for Rhode Island. Whitehouse has already amassed a $2.5 million re-election war chest, according to a local news outlet.

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South Carolina: Rep. Mark Sanford

  • Mark Sanford net worth: $7,248,015
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Rep. Mark Sanford has never lost a campaign, according to a piece in Politico Magazine. He served in the House of Representatives, adhered to a self-imposed term limit, returned to serve as governor and then was re-elected to the House. Among his biggest issues are the Highway Restoration Act and the Coastal Economies Protection Act. 

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South Dakota: Sen. Mike Rounds

  • Mike Rounds net worth: $16,193,522
  • Party affiliation: Republican

While he was only sworn in as a senator in 2015, Sen. Mike Rounds serves on five important committees, including Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs and Housing and Urban Affairs. Rounds has a long political history, including eight years as governor and nine years in the South Dakota State Senate.

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Tennessee: Rep. Diane Black

  • Diane Black net worth: $75,306,048
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Before joining Congress, Diane Black served as a registered nurse, an educator and a small business owner. While she grew up in public housing, she was eventually elected to the House of Representatives in 2010. In August, the committee chair and staunch fiscal conservative announced plans to run for governor of Tennessee, according to PBS.

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Texas: Rep. Roger Williams

  • Roger Williams net worth: $46,579,017
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Rep. Roger Williams was up to bat — hitting to colleague Steve Scalise — when a gunman attacked a congressional baseball team practice. Williams wasn't shot, but one of his staffers was, and the congressman was injured attempting to escape, according to Business Insider.

A fellow Texan, Williams played key roles in the campaigns and administrations of George W. Bush, both when he was a governor and president.

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Utah: Sen. Orrin G. Hatch

  • Orrin G. Hatch net worth: $4,319,020
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Born in 1934, Orrin Hatch has been a fixture in Washington politics since he was elected to the U.S. Senate 40 years ago in 1977. One of the most powerful legislators in America, Hatch chairs the massively influential Senate Finance Committee, which has the widest jurisdiction of any committee in either house and oversees more than half the federal budget. 

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Vermont: Rep. Peter Welch

  • Peter Welch net worth: $4,570,051
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

First elected to Congress in 2006, Rep. Peter Welch originally worked as a public defender before founding his own law firm. He called for "common sense" gun regulation in the wake of the massacre at a Las Vegas country music concert.

Recently, he expressed concern about — and even called for congressional investigations into — the effect of a drug bill that he co-sponsored in 2015, according to Vermont's NPR affiliate. 

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Virginia: Sen. Mark Warner

  • Mark Warner net worth: $238,157,630
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

First elected to the Senate in 2008, Mark Warner is currently serving his second term. The third-richest politician on this list, Warner made his massive fortune as a successful tech investor and business leader, eventually co-founding the company that became Nextel.

The senator recently expressed regret that Democrats didn't take a more bipartisan approach to passing Obamacare and suggested that Republicans run the risk of making the same mistake on their upcoming tax reform fight, according to CNBC. 

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Washington: Rep. Suzan DelBene

  • Suzan DelBene net worth: $62,883,553
  • Party affiliation: Democrat

Rep. Suzan DelBene touts her close and frequent interactions with constituents, including more than 1,600 meetings, more than 376,000 letters sent and more than 2,400 instances of helping with casework. A former technology entrepreneur and business leader, DelBene serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, as well as the House Budget Committee. 

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West Virginia: Rep. David McKinley

  • David McKinley net worth: $9,999,562
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Seventh-generation West Virginian Rep. David McKinley is one of just two professional engineers in the whole of Congress. Those bona fides earned him a place on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

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Wisconsin: Sen. Ron Johnson

  • Ron Johnson net worth: $36,683,007
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Sen. Ron Johnson began working at 15, but his true private sector experience started when he co-founded a plastic manufacturing business. He serves as the chairman for the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 

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Wyoming: Sen. John A. Barrasso

  • John A. Barrasso net worth: $8,003,508
  • Party affiliation: Republican

Sen. John A. Barrasso was a practicing physician before he entered public service. When he ran for the Senate in 2012, he was elected with nearly 75 percent of the vote. A powerful committee chair, Barrasso is the fourth-ranking member of the Republican Senate leadership.

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Methodology: GOBankingRates sourced financial data from OpenSecrets.org in order to determine the politician in every state with the highest average net worth. In order to be eligible for our list of the "Richest Politician in Every State," politicians must be members of Congress, the executive branch or the judicial branch of the U.S. government. Net worth figures are reported by members of Congress, and are based on finances reported in 2015.

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