7
Nov
2018

Midterm Elections Make History As LGBT Democrats, Muslim Women & Somali-Americans Take Office

Written by CaDarius B. in Blog

Midterm Elections Make History As LGBT Democrats, Muslim Women, & Somali-Americans Take Office

As some of the southern states remain red, other states like Michigan, Kansas, New Hampshire, and Colorado made history during the midterm elections. As the election results began pouring in, Georgia and Florida were being watched across the nation, as the tension rose to who would be the next governor for each state.

Both Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum were running against Donald Trump backed Republican candidates Brian Kemp and Ron DeSantis.

Rashida Tlaib

While Gillum lost the fight against DeSantis and Abrams awaits a recount, states like Michigan are celebrating as Rashida Tlaib became Congress’ first Muslim woman. In addition to Ayanna Pressly, a Democrat from Massachusetts, who became the first black woman elected to the House of Representatives. The LGBT community made strides, as Chris Pappas, of New Hampshire, becomes the first openly gay male in Congress, in a district that voted for Trump in 2016; while Jared Polis will considered the first openly gay male governor in Colorado.

 

Ayanna Pressly

 

Chris Pappas

Some other historic wins were Sharice Davids, who was the first Native American woman elected to U.S. Congress in Kansas, while Ilhan Omar was the first Somali-American woman to be elected into Congress out of Minneapolis. Marsha Blackburn became the first female senator from Tennessee.

How do you feel about the results? Let us know in the comments.