20 Years of Dramatic Change: Dallas County's Delegation Reflects Community’s Diversity

In 1999 the Dallas County delegation to the Texas Legislature was composed of mostly white men, with a few minorities from southern Dallas districts.Twenty years later, the faces of the delegation are dramatically different.Demographic shifts and a broader pool of Democratic and Republican candidates have led to a diversified delegation, making it more reflective of the county’s population.On Tuesday, Dallas County lawmakers who took the oath of office included whites, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans and lesbians. At no time in the history of the county has the delegation had that sort of a mix.  Continue reading...

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