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A Senator represents an entire state, a Representative (or Congressman/Congresswoman) represents a disctrict within a state. Senators are also considered Congressmen and Congresswomen but they are adressed as Senators. Each state has two Senators but have multiple Represenatives based on the population of the state.

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A State Senator is a member of the state senate, the legislative branch of state government. A state Governor is the state chief executive officer, the state equivalent of the executive branch.

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The differnece between governor and a senator?

a governor represents the state , a senator represents the state in washington, d.c.

What is the difference between the junior and senior senator of a state?

The difference is that the senior Senator has been in office longer than the junior Senator.

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What is the difference between a districts representative and a senator?

The difference between a district representative and a senator is the pay scale. A senator would get paid more. There is also a difference in the number of constituents for each. A senator represents an entire state, and a district representative only represents a part of the state.

Is the position of a senator or governor higher within the political system?

While both positions require extensive knowledge of our political system, the position of governor is one with more responsibilities. Neither is officially "higher," but remember that each state has two U.S. senators, many more state senators, and only one governor. A senator simply votes on bills, legislation, laws, etc, whereas a governor essentially runs the state he or she is the governor of. A governor, unlike a senator, has important executive decisions to make. In this sense, a governor has similar responsibilities to those of the president -- the governor just deals with issues at a more local level. There's no basis for comparison between a federal senator and a state governor. A state governor controls his/her state and cannot exercise such a role in another state, whereas a federal senator's status doesn't change whereever he/she goes within the country. A senator deliberates on issues affecting the whole country, the economy, national security etc. Neither can give the other orders but i think the governor is the number one indigene in the state while the federal senator does not operate at state level but at federal level. It's better to compare a state governor and state senators and the simple answer would be the governor is above a state senator.

Was Obama ever a governor of any state?

Obama was never a governor. He was the junior senator from Illinois.

Was Obama ever Governor of any state?

Obama was never elected governor. he served as a state senator from Illinois (and served three terms); he then served as a U.S. senator.

Who calls in election if a senator dies in office?

The governor of that state.

What state was JFK governor before he became president?

He was not a Governor; he was a U. S. Senator from Massachusetts.

What was Barack Obama before he was governor?

Barack Obama was never a governor. He was first a state senator from Illinois, and then a U.S. senator. It was his 2012 opponent, Mitt Romney, who had been a governor (from Massachusetts).

Does Barack Obama have any experience as a Governor Senator or etc?

Yes, he does. He was a senator for 12 years: first a state senator in Illinois, and then a U.S. senator.

Sarah Palin is a senator for what state?

None. She's the Governor of Alaska.