Danica Roem will become first openly trans legislator after stomping her opponent

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According to the Post, he refused to debate Roem and insisted on referring to her using male pronouns - tactics in keeping with his self-proclaimed status as the state's "chief homophobe", but ultimately less than useful during the campaign.

Marshall made Roem's gender identity a source of attacks in the campaign too, repeatedly using male pronouns to refer to Roem and sending out an attack ad on a flyer based exclusively around Roem being trans.

Gerri Cannon won a seat on the Somersworth School Board, and has said she has plans to run for New Hampshire State Representative.

Andrea Jenkins became the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the United States, succeeding in her effort to join the the Minneapolis City Council.

"Discrimination is a disqualifier", Roem said Tuesday night after her victory, the Post reports.

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"Danica defeated "Bigot Bob" Marshall not because she is transgender, but because she presented a positive vision for her constituents that will improve their lives". Transgender women of color are among the most persecuted groups in America today; in early November, Human Rights Campaign noted that 23 transgender women have been killed in 2017 alone, 21 of them racial minorities. In 1992 a transgender woman was voted into the Massachusetts House, but didn't disclose her gender identity until after she was elected.

Over in Seattle, Washington, Jenny Durkins made her mark when she was elected mayor of the city.

In her bio on the campaign website, Roem stated that she learned to listen to different perspectives and digest complicated policy as a reporter for the Gainesville Times and Prince William Times. What's more, she's also the city's first female mayor since the 1920s, something she joked about after she was declared mayor-elect. In 2009, she became the nation's first openly gay US Attorney after being appointed by then-President Barack Obama.

Two openly transgender candidates won races as well as the first Sikh mayor in New Jersey and first African-American mayors in major cities. "Why would I have to change who I am in order to run for government?"

Many incumbent House seats flipped from red to blue last night (Tuesday 11/7).

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