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History Was Made During The Midterms – MMXLII

History Was Made During The Midterms

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Last night, the country stood by with bated breath as the election results poured in from around the country. The results? Diversity wins! Take a look at the complete list of history making elections below courtesy of This Is Insider.

  • Jahana Hayes, a former high-school teacher, is the first black woman elected to represent Connecticut in the House of Representatives.
  • Jared Polis of Colorado is the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a US state.
  • Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar will be Texas’ first Latina women in Congress.
  • Ayanna Pressley will be Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman.

  • Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.
  • Ilhan Omar joins Tlaib as the first Muslim women elected to Congress, and the first to wear a hijab. She’s also the first Somali-American woman in Congress.
  • Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland are the first two Native American women elected to Congress.
  • Young Kim is likely to become the first Korean-American woman in Congress.
  • Lou Leon Guerrero will become the first woman to govern the US island territory of Guam.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Abby Finkenauer, 29, are the youngest women elected to Congress in US history.
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