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Opening Day of the 2023 Texas Legislature at the Capitol in Austin on Jan. 10, 2023.
Texas Legislature 2023

As the share of white Texans continues to shrink, the Legislature remains mostly white and male

In the 2023 legislative session that convened Tuesday, 70% of lawmakers are men. More than half of the Senate and House members are white, and nearly half are white men.

The Legislature is still far less diverse than Texas as a whole

Age breakdown in Texas Legislature

Education breakdown in the state Legislature

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