LATINO VOICES
01/23/2012 12:57 pm ET

Hispanics Largely Absent From Government Offices In Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — Despite rapidly growing numbers, Hispanics are largely absent from government offices in Arkansas, a situation that some are working to change.

“There is no legislator, no mayor,” said Angela Schnuerle, chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Hispanic Caucus.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the Hispanic population in Arkansas doubled between 2000 and 2010, going from 3.2 percent to 6.4 percent. That 6.4 percent figure represents 186,050 people, of whom about 44,000 turned out to vote in the November 2010 general election, or 5.6 percent of the total number who voted.

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