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Iowa group touts milestone for Latino candidates in Iowa elections


Axios Des Moines: More than a dozen Latino and Latina leaders won seats in the Nov. 2 local elections in Iowa, Latino Political Network founder Rob Barron said. The new representation likely marks a record in the state, according to the nonpartisan advocacy group. Iowa’s Latino population is one of the fastest-growing in the state. It doubled in size between 2010 and 2020, representing nearly 7% of Iowa’s population. Some of the biggest strides in electing Latino leaders have been in Iowa’s rural communities.

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