For the first time in US history, a transgender senator has been elected. Democrats’ candidate Sarah McBride, 30, entered the Delaware State Senate, beating Republican rival Steve Washington.
McBride, who worked as the press spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for LGBTI + rights, had an intern at the White House during the Obama period.
McBride became the top trans official in the US with election victory.
After the results are clear, McBride shared the message on Twitter, “I hope today will show a trans child that our democracy is big enough for them.”
I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too.
— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) November 4, 2020
In Vermont, 26-year-old Taylor Small was elected the state’s first transgender MP.
Meanwhile, Ritchie Torres, 32, in New York, became the first black gay member of Congress.
Madison Cawthorn, 25, of the Republican Party, was elected to the House of Representatives in North Carolina. Cawthorn became the first Congressman born in the 1990s.
A former astronaut was also elected to the senate in the elections held yesterday. Democratic candidate Mark Kelly is one of two senators to represent Arizona in the US Senate.
The first astronaut elected to the US Senate was Ohio senator John Glenn. Glenn was a senator from 1974 to 1999.