The Directory consists of three sections. These sections are the "Introduction," the "Latino Members of Congress," and the "United States and State Portraits."
• Introduction: This includes the Directory’s preface, acknowledgments, a guide to navigating the Directory’s Excel database, and a description of our methodology.
• Latino Members of Congress: This includes a list of all Latino U.S. Senators and Representatives, and their Capitol Hill and district contact information.
• United States and State Portraits: These sections include an overall statistical portrait of Latino elected officials in the United States and for the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Texas.
The Directory also contains a listing of all of the Directory’s Latino elected officials in a Microsoft Excel database. It is important to remember that this listing generally only includes officials who were in office as of September 2016 (for State Officials and State Legislators) or as of January 2016 (for all other elected officials). Several jurisdictions may have had elections since that date, and the results of those elections are not reflected in the database. This should be taken into account when using the database for statistical analyses or other purposes.
Explanation of Fields:
Jurisdiction: This field provides the name of the jurisdiction for every elected official.
Fax numbers and E-mail addresses: If there was no fax number or e-mail address available for an elected official, this field was left blank.
Level of office: This field is coded with a letter than indicates the level of office at which the elected official serves.
“A” – U.S. Senator
“a” – U.S. Representative
“b” – Governor
“c” – State Executive
“d” – State Senator
“e” – State Representative or Assemblymember
“f” – County official
“g” – Municipal official
“h” – Judicial/law enforcement official
“i” – Education/school board official
“x” – Special district official (such as water, conservation, irrigation, or hospital districts)
Political party: The codes in this field indicate the party affiliation of the elected officials, as follows:
“DEM” – Democrat
“GOP” – Republican
“IND” – Independent
“N-P” – Serves in a non-partisan office
“*” – Unaffiliated with any political party, or unable to determine affiliation
Martha Recio: Directory Coordinator
Jennifer Recio: Verification Assistant
Freddy Pech: Graphic Design
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