The Future: 10 of 14 youngest state legislators are Republican

State legislatures are often the government closest to the people and the starting point for many future national politicians — about 40 percent of all U.S. governors and senators started out in their state’s House or Senate. But, Millennials are missing out of that process, they are currently underrepresented in every state legislature in the union.

According to a report by Stateline released on December 23, state legislatures are now older than their constituents and the nation’s largest generation is almost completely shut out of the governing process.

The average age of a state legislature is 56-years old, six years older than the average American voter.

Some states have a vastly disproportionate age gap. In New Hampshire, the average age is 66. In Idaho, it’s 60. In New Mexico and Utah, millennials do not hold a single seat in either the states’ house or senate.

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