HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Elected Hispanic officials and representatives from the state's Hispanic community and national organizations are celebrating the political milestones made in Connecticut during the most recent election.
The first two Hispanic state senators were elected in November, Andres Ayala of Bridgeport and Art Linares of Westbrook. Also, there are now 10 Hispanic members of the House of Representatives.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Tuesday announced that more than 22,000 new Hispanic voters registered in 2012. There are now more than 157,000 registered voters of Hispanic origin in Connecticut. That's nearly eight percent of all the state's registered voters.