Ok maybe I should have been more careful with the wording. I didn't realize a different 'state senator' role existed. When referring to US Senators, we've come to know that each represents a particular state. So if I'm from NY and I'm looking for tickets to the White House tour, I would attempt to communicate with the US Senator representing the state of NY --- currently Sen Gillibrand or Sen Schumer. Therefore, my reference to the 'state senator' was in that context.