Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday November 8, 2017 - THEY WON!!! - Really we all won.

Three transgender candidates won their elections tonight.

1) Danica Roem - Virginia House of Delegates -

Danica Roem will be Va.'s first openly transgender elected official after unseating conservative in House race

Democrat Danica Roem ousted longtime incumbent Del.  Robert G. Marshall (R) Tuesday, according to preliminary returns, becoming the first openly transgender elected official in Virginia - and one of very few in the nation. The race between Roem, 33, and Marshall, 73, focused on traffic and other local issues in Prince William County but also exposed the nation's fault lines over gender identity.

Danica Roem on historic victory: Inclusion and equality won

The delegate-elect who will be the first openly transgender state legislator beat an incumbent who called himself "chief homophobe" by focusing on local issues. Danica Roem talks to Lawrence O'Donnell about her win and what it means for inclusivity in...

2) Andrea Jenkins - Minneapolis City Council

Andrea Jenkins becomes first transgender woman of color elected to public office in US

Minneapolis City Council candidate Andrea Jenkins won her race Tuesday night, becoming the first openly transgender woman of color elected to public office in the United States. Jenkins' victory was reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Andrea Jenkins wins Minneapolis City Council seat, becoming first out trans woman of color elected to public office in U.S.

3) Tyler Titus - Erie PA School Board

Tyler Titus wins seat to become first transgender person elected in Pennsylvania

Tyler Titus, a candidate for Erie School Board, on Tuesday became the first openly transgender person elected to office in Pennsylvania. The 33-year-old father of two boys successfully campaigned for one of four open seats on the board. Titus is a licensed professional counselor who works in public and private schools throughout Erie.


  1. Three more:
    Gerri Cannon, New Hampshire (Somersworth School Board)
    Cannon joined the Somersworth School Board yesterday. According to her LinkedIn page, she is planning on running for New Hampshire State Representative.

    Lisa Middleton, California (Palm Springs City Council)
    Middleton’s victory in the Palm Springs City Council election made her the first openly transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in the state of California.

    Stephe Koontz, Georgia (Doraville City Council)
    Koontz won a spot on her hometown city council, becoming her city’s first openly transgender elected official.

    I believe there is also a trans man in Minneapolis who may end up in a runoff for city council.

  2. It's now seven. Phillipe M. Cunningham won Minneapolis City Council Ward 4 seat.

  3. Now 8! Raven Matherne, Connecticut (Stamford Board of Representatives)