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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

African-American leaders in Arizona are worried about losing political presence in the state Legislature.

Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor, D-Phoenix is starting her final legislative session.

She is the only black member of the Legislature and cannot seek re-election due to term limits.

Landrum Taylor says she is running for secretary of state, but no black candidates have come forward to replace her or run for legislative office.

Leaders say a lack of candidates and a small voting population are some challenges they face.

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