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Video: How Representative are Virginia’s Senators and Delegates?

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In short, according to VPAP, they’re not particularly representative of Virginia’s highly diverse population. A few differences: a) they’re much older; b) they’re overwhelmingly white (e.g., “far less likely to be persons of color”), c) they’re far less likely to be female (17% of the General Assembly vs. 51% of Virginia’s 8 million people); and d) they’re wealthier (e.g., 73 of the 140 members have stock portfolios above $100,000). By the way, I’d love to see this broken down by party.

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