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Southwestern Kansas counties lack Hispanic representation

 


GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hispanic residents make up more than half of the population in Ford, Finney and Seward counties, but there is only one Hispanic elected official in all three southwestern Kansas counties and their three largest cities.

Some local groups want to recruit more Hispanic candidates so residents can choose leaders who truly represent them, KCUR-FM reported .

Latino residents may not feel like they have the support to seek public office, said Karem Gallo, the president of the Liberal chapter of League of United Latin American Citizens. The group has been working to regis...



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