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The changing faces of Dallas County

Jan 09, 2019 - The Dallas Morning News
Board and Executive Moves

In 1999, the Dallas County delegation to the Texas Legislature was composed of mostly white men, with a few minorities from southern Dallas districts.

Twenty years later, the faces of the delegation are dramatically different.

Demographic shifts and a broader pool of Democratic and Republican candidates have led to a diversified delegation, making it more reflective of the county’s population.

On Tuesday, Dallas County lawmakers who took the oath of office included whites, Af...