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Unformatted text preview: resident of the state he or she represents Senator At least 30 years old, a citizen for at least 9 years, and a resident of the state he or she represents President and Vice President At least 35 years old, a natural-born citizen, a U.S. resident for at least 14 years Traits of Office Seekers Most elected officials are older, white males and usually wealthier than the average citizen. In the last few decades, more women and minorities have taken office at the state and federal levels, but they hold office in disproportionately low numbers. Following the 2002 elections, for example, just sixty-two women served as members of the House. After the 2004 elections, only one African American served in the Senate. The homogeneity of officeholders does not reflect the diversity of the population of the United States....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POS POS2112 taught by Professor Leslietaylor during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.
- Winter '09