Elections across the country have resulted in several victories for minorities. Here are a few ground-breaking wins.
Danica Roem earned a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. She is the first openly transgender candidate to be elected and serve in a state legislative body. Andrea Jenkins became the first openly transgender person of color to be elected into public office. By winning over 70% of the votes, she will serve in the Minneapolis City Council representing the city's 8th ward.
In New Jersey, Ravinder Bhalla became the first Sikh mayor. In Utah, Michelle Kaufusi became the first woman elected mayor. In Charlotte, North Carolina, Vi Lyles became the first black woman elected mayor. Kathy Tran became the first Asian-American woman elected in the Virginia House of Delegates. And Melvin Carter III was elected St. Paul's first mayor of color.
And some big news in Seattle, Washington. Zachary DeWolf became Seattle's first openly gay school board member. And Jenny Durkan won the race to become mayor. She is the city’s first ever lesbian mayor and the first female mayor Seattle has seen in 91 years.
Congratulations to everyone on these achievements!