In this election year, more womxn ran for office than ever before. We should all take a moment to celebrate those who ran and have inspired the next generation of leaders. Some of the many womxn who ran just made history by becoming the “firsts” at the congressional and state levels. Keep reading to learn more about the womxn in politics who made history in this election.
Anna Tovar, Arizona - First Democratic Latina to serve as Arizona corporation commissioner.
Sepi Shyne, California - First Iranian-American and first LGBTQ Iranian to be elected to the West Hollywood City Council
Iman Jodeh, Colorado - First Muslim woman to win a seat in the Colorado state legislature.
Sarah McBride, Delaware - First openly transgender state senator in the nation.
Madinah Wilson-Anton, Delaware - First Muslim elected to the Delaware legislature.
Michele Rayner, Florida - First Black LGBTQ woman to win a seat in the Florida legislature.
Angela Brown, Georgia - First Black woman to be elected Cobb County Superior Court Judge.
Patsy Austin-Gatson, Georgia - First Black woman to serve as District Attorney in Gwinnett County
Kim Jackson, Georgia - First openly LGBTQ member of the State Senate in Georgia’s history.
Regina Lewis-Ward, Georgia - First woman to represent District 109 in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Rebecca Mitchell, Georgia - First woman to represent District 106 in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Ashley Hinson, Iowa - First Republican woman to serve in the U.S. House from Iowa.
Stephanie Byers, Kansas - First transgender elected official in the Kansas House of Representatives and first transgender woman of color elected to any state legislature in the U.S.
Michelle Fischbach, Minnesota: First Republican woman to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House since 2015.
Cori Bush, Missouri: First Black woman to serve in the U.S. Congress and U.S. House from Missouri.
Catherine Truitt, North Carolina: First Republican woman to serve as Superintendent of Public Instruction in North Carolina.
Nicole Malliotakis, New York: First Republican woman of color and first Latina to serve in the U.S. Congress and U.S. House from New York.
Amada Marquez Simula, New York: First Latina and the first person of color to serve as Mayor of Columbia Heights
Stephanie Bice, Oklahoma: First Republican woman to represent Oklahoma in the U.S. Congress since 2011.
Mauree Turner, Oklahoma: First nonbinary state legislator and first Muslim legislator in Oklahoma.
Stacy Garrity, Pennsylvania: First Republican woman to serve as Pennsylvania State Treasurer.
Nancy Mace, South Carolina: First Republican woman to serve in the U.S. Congress and U.S. House from South Carolina. First woman to represent South Carolina in Congress since 1993.
Taylor Small, Vermont: First openly transgender member of Vermont Legislature.
Still waiting on results
Young Kim, California - Could be the first AAPI Republican woman to serve in the U.S. Congress and the first Korean-American Republican woman in the U.S. Congress.
Kelly Loeffler, Georgia - Could be the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia.
Jessica Holmes, North Carolina: Could be the first Black woman to serve in statewide elected executive office in North Carolina and first Democratic woman to serve as Labor Commissioner in North Carolina.
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