GRANDE: More Latinos Than Ever Elected To State Legislatures


At a glance

  • Latino candidates are expected to make record gains in state legislatures across the nation after last week’s midterm elections.
  • So far, 79 new Latinos have won state legislative seats in the recent elections—64 Democrats and 15 Republicans, according to Kenneth Romero-Cruz, executive director of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. 
  • Despite some outstanding races, the midterm election results could bring the total number of Hispanic state legislators to more than 500, establishing a new record for Latinos holding seats.

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