Latinos To Serve In State Legislatures Of 36 States
Election 2012 demonstrates the ability of Latino candidates to successfully pursue state office in communities nationwide
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Latino candidates made historic gains at the state legislature level on Tuesday, according to analysis of unofficial election results and media reports released by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund.
Following Election 2012 Latinos will serve in the state legislatures of 36 states across the country, with 70 Latinos serving as State Senators. Several of the election candidates successfully ran in districts and states without Latino majorities, demonstrating that Latinos can have broad appeal across all ethnicities and communities.
Significant gains and political milestones were achieved for the Latino community on Election night, including the following at the State Senate level:
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