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Arizona's Legislature: What makes it different

CAPTIVATE )) POLITICS Arizona's st Legislature 51L WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT THE REPUBLIC | AZCENTRAL.COM ПT The 51st Legislature is the product of newly redrawn political boundaries, aggressive campaigning and, to hear 1/½ many lawmakers tell it, a desire to TT 35.6% either continue Arizona's conservative- policy direction or to alter it. But what 10% makes it special among statehouses nationwide is the high percentage of THIRD-HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN AMONG LEGISLATURES OF THE LEGISLATURE IS LATINO. women and Latinos who will serve in the Arizona House and Senate. TRAILING ONLY HOW WELL DOES IT REPRESENT US NEW MEXICO Arizona's new Legislature is more White, more male and more FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LEGISLATORS IN YOUR DISTRICT. CLICK HERE Republican than the people who live here, according to data analyzed by The Arizona Republic. Still, the demographic mismatch between the Arizona Legislature and the population at large is "well within the norm" of state legislatures nationwide, said Jennifer Steen, an assistant professor of political science at Arizona State University. & TEXAS. STATE AND LEGISLATURE DEMOGRAPHICS ARIZONA POPULATION ARIZONA LEGISLATURE How Arizona's Legislature compares with the population at large on key demographic characteristics. 49.7% 64.5% SOURCE: ARIZONA CENSUS DATA (2011 ESTIMATE); REPUBLIC RESEARCH MALE MALE TT TT TT TIU 50.3% 35.5% FEMALE FEMALE 57.4% 30.1% 4.5% 5.2% 3% 72.2% 17.8% 1.1% 5.6% 1.1% FOREIGN BORN FOREIGN BORN 13.9% 3.3% REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT 35.6% 30.5% 57.7% 42.2% OTHER/INDEPENDENT OTHER/INDEPENDENT 33.9% 0% VETERANS VETERANS 8.2% 10% NOTABLE DIVERSE MEMBERS OF THE ARIZONA LEGISLATURE REP. ALBERT HALE SEN. KIMBERLY YEE SEN. SEN. LEAH LANDRUM- TAYLOR JACK JACKSON SR. AVERAGE LAWMAKER WHITE REPUBLICAN MALE FROM THE PHOENIX AREA MARRIED WITH KIDS TRANSPLANT FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE HOLDS A BACHELOR'S DEGREE AVERAGE AGE OF 49.1 LAWMAKER WHO BEST FITS PROFILE REP. DAVID LIVINGSTON, R-PEORIA YEAR FRESHMAN EDUCATION 31% 36% OF LAWMAKERS HOLD AT LEAST A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OF THE LEGISLATURE IS NEW MARITAL STATUS 33% 8% HAVE A MASTER'S DEGREE IN ADDITION TO A BACHELOR'S HOLD EITHERA PHD OR A LAW DEGREE 74% MARRIED OCCUPATION 6 ATTORNEYS 12 HAVE EDUCATION BACKGROUNDS 7% DIVORCED 7 WORK IN REAL ESTATE 2 PHYSICIANS AGE OF OLDEST LEGISLATOR IS 44 74 18% ARE ARIZONA SINGLE NATIVES YOUNGEST IS 26 INFOGRAPHIC BY ANDREA HESER/THE REPUBLIC CALIFORNIA

Arizona's Legislature: What makes it different

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State and legislature demographics. How Arizona’s Legislature compares with the population at large on key demographic characteristics.


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