After redrawn districts, far more candidates of color are poised to join State House ranks

In four House districts drawn with no incumbents, Democrats nominated a woman of color in each one. Pavel Payano, a Dominican-American, is on the v...

September 18, 2022
4:22 AM

In four House districts drawn with no incumbents, Democrats nominated a woman of color in each one. Pavel Payano, a Dominican-American, is on the verge of representing Lawrence, a majority-Latino city, in the Senate after decades of only white senators. The roster of the Black and Latino legislative caucus, currently with 17 members, could grow by at least seven next session, depending on November's general election results.'When we take the oath of office in January, that session will have more people of color than any other session in the history of the commonwealth.

Matt Stout