Mark P. Jones, Baker Institute fellow in political science and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, blogs that Houston will gain an additional seat in Congress because of census gains. But he says it is unlikely that a Hispanic will fill the seat. Party lines and residential housing segregation are some of the contributing issues, Jones writes. "In spite of the fact that Hispanics account for more than one-third of the Houston area"s population...not a single one of these representatives will be Hispanic."
Read Jones" Feb. 18, 2011, Baker Institute Blog post, "Why Houston won"t send a Hispanic to Congress."
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