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A lot of firsts in this #Election2017. Let’s see if I got them all here:
- Danica Roem to be first openly transgender state lawmaker in U.S.…
- Andrea Jenkins is the first African American transgender woman to be elected to the city council of a major city (Minneapolis)…
- Ravi Bhalla is NJ’s first Sikh mayor…
- Vi Lyles is the first African American woman elected as Charlotte's mayor…
- Kathy Tran is the first Asian American woman elected to the Virginia assembly

- Haya Ayala and Elizabeth Guzman are the first Latinas elected to the Virginia assembly

Who else am I forgetting?
- Jenny Durkan is the first lesbian mayor of Seattle… (via @Helga_Salinas)
- Melvin Carter is the first African American mayor of St. Paul…
- Sheila Oliver is the first African American Lt. Governor of NJ…
- Wilmot Collins is a Ghanaian refugee who resettled in Helena, Montana in 1994. Now he’s the mayor - the first African American mayor in the state’s history…
Apologies all: correction on Wilmot Collins

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