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Year Hispanic African American White Asian
2013 21.1% 11.1% 66.1% 1.7%

Key Years

1936: Arnold Vale (D-Rio Grand City) is first Hispanic elected to the Legislature (House) in the 20th century.
1966: First African Americans elected since 1896: Barbara Jordan (D-Houston), Reps. Curtis Graves (D-Houston), and Joe Lockridge (D-Dallas).
1970: La Raza Unida Party founded to elect Mexican-American candidates.
1973: Mexican-American Legislative Caucus and Texas Black Caucus are founded.