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State Legislature doesn't reflect constituency

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FARGO -- Each election season, voters gravitate toward candidates they feel best share their interests.

But do our elected officials reflect the people they're representing?

The Forum took a look at how the composition of the North Dakota Legislature compares to the state's and found that the state's lawmakers are less likely to be women, full-time workers and minorities than the North Dakota residents they govern and more likely to be retired, self-employed and married.

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