- "It's been my experience that Senators are only focused on pleasing those who fund their campaigns and they are more than willing to forget the niceties of democracy to get those funds."
- ―Owen Kenobi
Senators were beings who represented their Planet, System, and/or Sector in the Galactic Senate of the Galactic Republic, Imperial Senate, New Republic Senate, or Galactic Alliance Senate. They often worked alongside Associate Representatives.
They also acted as sectorial heads of state in the Old Republic, New Republic, and Galactic Alliance senates. Some senators alternately represented very powerful megacorporations and industries, such as the Trade Federation or the Corporate Alliance. During the waning days of the Old Republic, many senators had fallen to corruption and decadence, while others strove to uphold the ideals of democracy.