How many Hispanics are in public office in the United States?

There are more than five thousand Hispanic elected officials in the United States, including about twenty members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

President Bill Clinton’s first-term cabinet included two Hispanics: Henry Cisneros, secretary of housing and urban development, and Federico Pena, secretary of transportation.

Of the two, only Pena stayed on in Clinton’s second term, as secretary of energy.