Power & Politics Full Show: Long Island's first Latino-plurality state Senate district

It's a picture of the new diversity on Long Island. As we prepare to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (which begins later this week), Long Island is marking a historic milestone – its first Latino plurality state Senate district.

News 12 Staff

Sep 10, 2022, 5:21 PM

Updated 640 days ago

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It's a picture of the new diversity on Long Island. As we prepare to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (which begins later this week), Long Island is marking a historic milestone – its first Latino plurality state Senate district.
The newly drawn 4th Senate District gives a voice to the historically underserved Hispanic community. Latinos account for 43% of the population – the largest group by demographic in this district.
The Senate district covers many communities across the northern portions of the Town of Babylon and the Town of Islip, including Brentwood and Central Islip.
Not only will the district have a new face, but we also know that the senator who represents this district next year will be a Latina woman.
Former state Sen. Monica Martinez and Republican businesswoman Wendy Rodriguez are running for the seat – and they joined Rich Barrabi this week on Power & Politics.


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