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The N.C. Tribune has an early look at demographics of 2023-24 N.C. General Assembly this morning.

In the Senate, with 20 Democrats and 30 Republicans (a supermajority), there will be 16 women. Of the 50 Senators, 12 are Black and 2 Indigenous. “All Senate Republicans are white,” Colin Campbell writes. Here is the unofficial list from the Senate principal clerk.

In the House, with 49 Democrats and 71 Republicans (one seat shy of a supermajority), there will be 33 women. Of the 120 Representatives, 29 are nonwhite, including 2 Asian American. Campbell writes, “the House Republican Caucus will no longer be all white, with the addition of Rep.-elect Jarrod Lowery, R-Robeson, who is Lumbee, and Rep.-elect Ken Fontenot, R-Wilson, who is Black.” Here is the unofficial list from the House principal clerk.

There will be no Latinx legislators serving in the next session.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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