So many firsts…

As election day came to a close this past Tuesday, many people sat in anticipation over the results.

Some excited with confidence their candidate of choice would win the election, and some nervous for the future of our country.

No matter the feelings towards the outcome of the elections that took place, it is clear that it was a historical time for our country with out newly elected officials.

As some have said, it was a night of firsts. And here’s why.

Image result for veronica escobar Veronica Escobar was elected the first Latina congresswoman from the state of Texas. She ran on the Democratic platform.

Image result for sylvia garcia Sylvia Garcia was another one of the firsts Latina congresswomen from Texas, in addition to Veronica Escobar. She ran on the Democratic platform.

Image result for ilhan omar Ilhan Omar was the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. She ran on the Democratic platform in the state of Minnesota.

Image result for rashida tlaib Rashida Tlaib was another one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, in addition to Ilhan Omar. Tlaib ran on the Democratic platform in the state of Michigan.

Image result for ayanna pressley Ayanna Pressley was the first black congresswoman from Massachusetts. She ran on the Democratic platform.

Image result for sharice davids Sharice Davids was the first Native American to ever be elected to Congress. Not just the first Native American woman, but the first Native American in general. She ran on the Democratic platform in the state of Kansas.

Image result for deb haaland Deb Haaland was also one of the first Native American woman elected to Congress. She ran on the Democratic platform in the state of New Mexico.

Image result for alexandria ocasio-cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman elected to Congress at the age of 29. She ran on the Democratic platform in the state of New York.

Image result for jared polis Jared Polis was the first openly gay man elected governor. He ran on the Democratic platform in the state of Colorado.

Image result for joe neguse Joe Neguse was elected the first black congress-person from the state of Colorado. He ran on the Democratic platform.

Image result for michelle lujan grisham Michelle Lujan Grisham was elected the first Latina, Democratic woman for governor. She ran in the state of New Mexico.

Related image Chris Pappas was elected the first openly gay congressperson from New Hampshire. He ran on the Democratic platform.

Image result for letitia james Letitia “Tish” James was elected the first black woman attorney general of New York. She ran on the Democratic platform.

Image result for jahana hayes Jahana Hayes was elected the from congressperson from Connecticut. She ran on the democratic platform.

Image result for keith ellison Keith Ellison was the first Muslim statewide elected official in the United States. He ran on the Democratic platform in the state of Minnesota.

Image result for kalan haywood Kalan Haywood was the youngest elected state legislator. He ran on the Democratic platform in the state of Wisconsin.

Image result for angie craig Angie Craig was the first elected lesbian mother in congress. She ran on the Democratic platform in the state of Minnesota.

One thing that all of these newly elected officials in our country have in common is they are all a part of the Democratic party. Obviously for one part of our country, people are very excited about this. For others, they aren’t. But no matter what political view you have or side of the platform you align with, I believe it’s safe to say that America is making progress in more ways than one. Electing such a diverse group of men and women shows as proof.

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