WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Republican primary in Arizona, the Hispanic Leadership Network released its "Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Arizona." In Tuesday's primary, 18% of all eligible voters in Arizona will be Latinos. Below are some additional facts about Hispanics in Arizona.
Arizona's total Hispanic population is 1,895,149 or 29.6% of the state's population (U.S Census Bureau, 2010).
Arizona has the fourth largest Hispanic population nationwide (Pew Hispanic Center, 2011).
Arizona has 766,000 eligible Hispanic voters, which constitutes 18% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2011).
Approximately 39% of Hispanics in Arizona are eligible to vote (Pew Hispanic Center).
In Arizona, 79% of the White population is eligible to vote, whereas 39% of the Hispanic population is eligible to vote (Pew Hispanic Center).
Arizona's unemployment rate stands at 8.7%; among Hispanics, the unemployment rate is even worse at 13.4% (U.S. Department of Labor).
In the 2008 presidential election, President Barack Obama won 56% of the Hispanic vote versus John McCain's 41% share (Pew Hispanic Center, 2008).
In the 2010 Arizona gubernatorial election, 71% of Hispanic voters supported Democrat Terry Goddard over Republican Governor Jan Brewer, who got 28% of the Hispanic vote (Pew Hispanic Center).
In the 2010 senatorial election, Hispanic voters favored Democrat Rodney Glassman (57%) over Republican John McCain (40%), who won the election (Pew Hispanic Center).
Approximately 834,000 Hispanics live in poverty in Arizona. This number translates to 39% of the overall Hispanic population in the state (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
To book an interview with HLN Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla-Korn, please contact Lisette Garcia at (202) 370- 3454 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
ABOUT JENNIFER S. KORN
Jennifer S. Korn is Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network. Previously, Ms. Korn served in the George W. Bush Administration as Director of Hispanic and Women's Affairs in the White House Office of Public Liaison, as well as Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to her public service, Ms. Korn was National Hispanic Director and Southwest Coalitions Director on President Bush's 2004 re-election campaign. As such, she developed and supervised the implementation of the strategy that resulted in President Bush receiving 44% of the Hispanic vote. Ms. Korn was born in East Los Angeles and is the first in her family to attend college. She is a military spouse.
The Hispanic Leadership Network is an advocacy action group focused on engaging the Hispanic community on center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, and individual empowerment. HLN serves as a home for center-right Hispanic advocates across the country whose goal is to restore opportunity and prosperity in America.