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Here are the 37 Latinos elected to Congress (in photos)

The number keeps growing. A record 32 Democrats and 5 Republicans of Hispanic origin were elected in the mid-terms to the lower house, where the Democratic Party returned to the majority for the first time since 2008.
12 Nov 2018 – 04:44 PM EST
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Raúl Grijalba. District 3, Arizona. He has held the position since 2003. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, in 1948, and is the son of a Mexican immigrant farmer. He is a Democrat and his district includes part of Tucson, Yuma, Nogales and the south of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Crédito: Getty Images
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Ruben Gallego. District 7, Arizona. He has held the position since 2015. He was born in 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, of Colombian and Mexican descent. He is a Democrat and his district includes most of the south, west and center of Phoenix, along with a part of the city of Glendale, in Maricopa County. Crédito: Ap
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Salud Carbajal. District 24, California. He has been in office since 2017. Born in 1964 in Moroleón, Mexico, he moved to Arizona with his family and then to Oxnard, California. He is a Democrat and his district includes the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and part of Ventura County. Crédito: Cortesía de la campaña de Salud Carbajal
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Tony Cárdenas. District 29, California. He has held the position since 2013. He was born in Los Angeles in 1963 and is the son of Mexican parents from Jalisco. He is a Democrat and his district occupies the northern center of the San Fernando Valley. U.S. House Office of Photography
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Pete Aguilar District 31, California. He has held the position since 2015. He was born in 1979 in Fontana, California, and is a descendant of Mexicans. He is a Democrat and his district is in San Bernardino County. Crédito: www.peteaguilar.com/
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Grace Napolitano. District 32, California. She has held the position since 1999 and was born in 1936 in Brownsville, Texas, to a Mexican mother and a Texan father. A Democrat, her district is in Los Angeles County. Crédito: Getty Images
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Jimmy Gomez District 34, California. He has held the position since 2017. He was born in 1974 in Riverside, California, to Mexican parents. He is a Democrat and his district is in Los Angeles County. Crédito: Cortesía campaña política.
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Norma Torres. District 35, California. She has held the position since 2015 and was born in 1974 in Riverside, California, to Mexican parents. She is a Democrat and her district is in Los Angeles County. Wikicommons
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Raul Ruiz. District 36, California. He has held the position since 2013. He was born in 1972 in Zacatecas, Mexico, and grew up in Coachella, California. He is a Democrat and his district covers the communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells and Cathedral City. Crédito: Getty Images
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Linda Sánchez. District 38, California. Shee has held the position since 2003 and was born in 1969 in Orange, California, to Mexican parents. A Democrat, her district encompasses the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles County. Crédito: Getty Images
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Lucille Roybal-Allard. District 40, California. She has held the position since 2013 and was born in 1941 in Boyle Heights, California, to an American father and a mother of Mexican descent. She is a Democrat and her district includes neighborhoods in east and south Los Angeles. Crédito: Getty Images
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Nanette Barragán District 44, California. She has held the position since 2017 and was born in 1976 in Harbor City, California, to Mexican parents. She is a Democrat and her district covers parts of southern Los Angeles and the port area. Crédito: Barragan for Congress
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Lou Correa. District 46, California. He has held the position since 2017. He was born in 1958 in Anaheim, California, of Mexican grandparents. He was a state senator, a Democrat, and his district encompasses the communities of Anaheim and Santa Ana, as well as parts of Orange County.
Crédito: Cortesía de la campaña de Lou Correa
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Mike Levin District 49, California. Elected for the first time to the Lower House of Congress. She was born in 1978 in Inglewood, California, to a Mexican-American mother and an American father. He is a Democrat, environmental activist and his district covers parts of San Diego and Orange counties.
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Juan Vargas. District 51, California. He has held the position since 2013. He was born in 1961 in National CIty, California, of Mexican parents. He was a state senator, is a Democrat and his district includes parts of San Diego and Imperial counties, bordering Baja California, Mexico. Wikicommons
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Darren Soto. District 9, Florida. He has held the position since 2017. He was born in 1978 in Ringwood, New Jersey, of a Puerto Rican father and an Italian-American mother. He was a state senator, a Democrat and his district includes parts of the cities of Orlando, Kissimmee and St Cloud, in the center of the state. Wikicommons
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Mario Díaz-Balart. District 25, Florida. He is a representative of the Lower House for District 25 since 2003. He was born in 1961 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the son of Cuban politician Rafael Díaz-Balart and nephew of Mirta Díaz-Balart, Fidel Castro's first wife. He is a Republican and his district includes parts of southwestern Miami-Dade County and the northern Everglades. Crédito: Getty Images
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. District 26, Florida. Newly elected to the House of Representatives, she was born in 1978 in Ecuador and has lived in the US since she was 14 years old. She is a Democrat and her district is located in south Florida, including the Florida Keys and part of southwestern Miami-Dade County. Crédito: Ap
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Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. District 4, Illinois. Newly elected to the lower house to the seat vacated by Luis Gutiérrez. He was born in 1956 in Durango, Mexico, and has lived in the United States since he was nine. A Democrat, he was commissioner of Cook County in Illinois, ran for mayor of Chicago, and was Illinois' first state senator of Mexican origin. Crédito: M. Spencer Green/Ap
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Ben Ray Lujan. District 3, New Mexico. He has held the position since 2009. He was born in 1972 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the grandson of Mexican immigrants. He is the cousin of Michelle Lujan Grisham, newly elected governor of New Mexico. He is a Democrat and his district includes the northern half of the state and the capital, Santa Fe. Crédito: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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Albio Sires. District 8, New Jersey. He has held the position since 2013. He was born in 1951 in Bejucal, Cuba and lives in the US since he was 11 years old. He is a Democrat and has been a representative of his state since 2006, mayor of West New York and a member of the General Assembly. Your district includes parts of four counties in northeastern New Jersey. Crédito: Getty Images
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Nydia Velázquez. District 7, New York. She has held the seat since 2013. She was born in 1951 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. A Democrat, she has served the State of New York in the House of Representatives since 1993 in District 12 (now District 7) and before that was a City Councilor in New York City. District 7 includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
Crédito: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images
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Adriano Espaillat. District 13, New York. He has held the position since 2013 and was a state senator and member of the New York State Assembly. He was born in 1954 in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and is the great-grandson of former Dominican President Ulises Espaillat. He was an undocumented immigrant, is a Democrat and his district, the smallest in the country, is densely populated, occupies part of upper Manhattan and the East Bronx. Crédito: Ap
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. District 14, New York. Newly elected to the House of Representatives, at age 28, she is the youngest to hold the position in US history. She was born in 1989 in New York to a New York father and Puerto Rican mother. She is a Democrat and his district includes the east of the Bronx and part of north-central Queens. Crédito: Reuters
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Antonio Delgado District 19, New York. Newly elected to the Lower House of Congress. He was born in Schenectady, New York. He is a Democrat and his district is part of the northernmost region of the New York metropolitan area. @DelgadoforNY19/Twitter
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Anthony Gonzalez. District 16, Ohio. Newly elected to the Lower House of Congress. He was born in 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio and his father is Cuban. He was a professional football player, is a Republican and his district includes some rural communities east of Akron and some of the western suburbs of Cleveland. Crédito: Ap
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Vicente Gonzalez. District 15, Texas. He has held the position since 2017. He was born in 1967 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a Democrat and his district is located in the south of the state, between San Antonio and the border city of McAllen.
Crédito: vicentegonzalez.com/
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Vicente Gonzalez. District 15, Texas. He has held the position since 2017. He was born in 1967 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a Democrat and his district is located in the south of the state, between San Antonio and the border city of McAllen.
Crédito: Carolyn Kaster/Ap
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El representante republicano Bill Flores. Crédito: Getty Images
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Joaquín Castro. District 20, Texas. He has held the position since 2013. He was born in 1974 in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Democrat and his district occupies Bexar County, where his hometown is located. Wikicommons
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Henry Cuellar. District 28, Texas. He has held the position since 2005. He was born in 1955 in Laredo, Texas. He is a Democrat, he was Texas Secretary of State and state representative. Its district covers from the south of San Antonio to the border with Mexico. Crédito: Getty Images
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Sylvia García District 16, Texas. Newly elected to the Lower House of Congress, she was born in Palito Blanco, Texas. She is a Democrat and along with Verónica Escobar is one of the first two Latinas to represent that state in Congress. Her district includes an eastern portion of the Houston metropolitan area. Crédito: Liliana Cadavid/Univision
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Filemón Vela. District 34, Texas. He has held the position since 2013. He was born in 1963 in Brownsville, Texas. He is a Democrat, he was Texas Secretary of State and state representative. His district is in the south of the state on the border with Mexico.
Crédito: The Associated Press
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Jaime Herrera Beutler. District 3, Washington. She has held the position since 2011. She was born in 1978 in Glendale, California, and is a granddaughter of Mexicans by her father. She is a Republican, she was a state representative and her district is in the center and northwest of the state. Wikicommons
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Alex Mooney District 2, West Virginia. He has held the position since 2015. He was born in 1971 in Washington DC and has Cuban and Irish ancestry. He is a Republican former state senator and his district occupies the border with Ohio to Maryland and includes the state capital, Charleston. Crédito: facebook.com/CongressmanAlexMooney
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