Georgia's demographics have been changing. Since the 1990s, the state's Latino population has grown nearly tenfold to nearing a million people.
One indicator of those demographics changing is the candidacy of Brenda Lopez. The immigration attorney is set to become the first Latina to enter the Georgia Legislature. Lopez, a Democrat, won May's primary elections and is running unopposed in November for House District 99. Her hope, she says, is to help connect Georgia’s growing immigrant communities to the people in power in her state.
An extended version of this story first aired on NPR's Latino USA. To hear the longer version, click here.