In 2000, almost all of the state lawmakers representing Aurora were white.
In 2000 and 2010, only two of Aurora’s state lawmakers weren’t white: former state senator Suzanne Williams, who is Comanche, and Hispanic representative Michael Garcia.
In the 2010s, Aurora’s state government delegation became less white.
By 2014, three Aurora state lawmakers were Black.
For the diverse crop of Aurora lawmakers, diversity in the ranks isn’t an end goal in itself — it’s the politicking that matters.