Infographic: Few Latinas in State and National Elected Offices


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Latinos are expected to comprise 30% of the U.S. population b y 2050.

That’s 15% who will be Latinas.

But Latinas have a much smaller hold on elected state and national political offices, according to a new infographic from Latinas Represent, Latina Lista reports:

  • Out of 79 women holding seats in the House of Representatives (total: 435), only 9 are Latina.
  • No Latina has ever held a Senate seat.
  • Out of 1,789 women state legislators (total: 7,383 state legislators), only 78 are Latina.
  • Of the 75 women holding statewide executive positions (total: 320 executives), only 5 are Latina.
  • There is only one Latina governor.

Latinas Represent, a partnership between the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and Political Parity, aims to increase the number of Latinas in elected office, in order to better reflect the nation’s demographics.


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