Andrea Jenkins becomes Minneapolis' first transgender city council member

First openly transgender woman of color elected to public office in US

When asked if she wanted to say anything about Marshall after winning last night, Roem said, "I have nothing but nice things to say about Bob".

She won 73 percent of the first-choice votes.

During the campaign, she said her priorities include developing affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, addressing youth violence as a matter of public health, and supporting minority artists.

Imse said the number of transgender elected officials doubled this year across the country to almost a dozen, including Danica Roem, the first out transgender state legislator in the Virginia House of Delegates.

She was one of several transgender women to win office yesterday: In California, Lisa Middleton won a seat on the Palm Springs City Council, while in Virginia Danica Roem became the first trans candidate to be elected to the Virginia Legislature. Althea Garrison was elected in MA in 1992, but did not disclose that she was transgender - she was outed as being transgender after she won her race and then did not win reelection.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune confirmed her victory.

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Washington, DC -Minneapolis made history Tuesday night - electing Andrea Jenkins the first openly trans woman ever elected to the city council of a major USA city.

The November 2017 elections turned out to be an historic night for the LGBT community and its allies, not to mention progressives in general. Marshall said in an interview with NPR that Roem "engage [d] in this behavior - which clearly goes against the laws of nature and nature's God", and last month his campaign sent out flyers referring to Roem as "him".

"We're really trying to bring some resources to underserved, underinvested communities", she said.

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, president and CEO of Victory Fund, declared: "Tonight was about fighting back - an unprecedented number of brilliant trans candidates asking for the votes of tens of thousands of Americans, and getting them". Earlier in the week, she said: "If transgender people are being attacked, you need transgender voices to respond to those attacks". "I really want to get a hold on economic developments strategy that employs northsiders; when people are employed, we can figure out the other issues in north Minneapolis".

"Having transgender people elected in public office means we'll be able to make policies and direct conversations in ways that can ensure equity and fairness and justice for transgender people", she said.

Tyler Titus, elected to the Erie, Penn., School Board, is the first openly trans person ever elected in Pennsylvania.

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