2018 Midterms: The Day After

Prior to starting this article I wanted to give a shout out to every person who went out on November 6th, 2018 to vote. Tonight, we have broken records in regards to voter turnout, specifically women voter turnout. Thank you for voicing your voice!

Yesterday was truly a night to remember. It was a night of firsts for countless states around the country. We would like to congratulate all who won last night, however, we would like to acknowledge those who made history. This has been a historic election, especially for women, minorities and those who are in the LGBTQ+ community.

Marsha Blackburn

First Female Senator from Tennessee

US Senator-Elect of Tennessee

Republican Party

Sharice Davids

First lesbian Congresswoman from Kansas

1 of 2 First Native American Congresswomen

U.S. Representative, KS 3rd District

Democratic Party

Veronica Escobar

1 of 2 First Latina Congresswomen from Texas

U.S. Representative, TX 16th District

Democratic Party

Sylvia Garcia

1 or 2 First Latina Congresswoman from Texas

U.S. Representative, TX 29th District

Democratic Party

Deb Haaland

1 of 2 First Native American Congresswomen

U.S. Representative, NM 1st District

Democratic Party

Jahana Hayes

First Clack Congresswoman from Connecticut

U.S. Representative, CT 5th District

Democratic Party

Janet Mills

First female Governor of Maine

ME Governor

Democratic Party

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Youngest woman ever elected into Congress

U.S. Representative, NY 14th District

Democratic Party

Ilhan Omar

1 of 2 First Muslim Congresswomen

First Somali-American in Congress

U.S. Representative, MN 5th District

Democratic Party

Jared Polis

First openly gay man elected Governor

CO Governor

Democratic Party

Ayanna Pressley

First black House Member from Massachusetts

U.S. Representative, MA 7th District

Democratic Party

Rashida Tlaib

1 of 2 First Muslim Congresswomen

U.S. Representative, MI 13th District

Democratic Party