November 2017 Election Night Highlights

• Danica Roem became the first transgender state lawmaker in the United States, beating her anti-equality opponent, Bob Marshall. Marshall was one of the forces behind the bathroom-monitoring bill in Virginia.

• Minneapolis City Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins became America’s first openly transgender woman of color elected to public office.

• City Councilperson Lisa Middleton was elected as the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in the state of California.

• Jenny Durkan became Seattle’s first openly lesbian mayor. • Charlotte, North Carolina, elected Vi Lyles as the city’s first African-American female mayor.

• Minnesota, Montana, and three cities in Georgia elected their first black mayors in Melvin Carter, Wilmot Collins, Jonathan McCollar, Booker Gainor, and Brendon Barber, respectively. Collins is also a refugee from Liberia.

• Michelle De La Isla (Topeka, Kansas) and Cathy Murillo (Santa Barbara, California) became their cities first Latina mayors. • Mary Parham-Copelan became the first female mayor of Milledgeville, Georgia.

• Equality supporter Democrat Mark Herring won his battle for Virginia’s attorney general, fending off anti-same-sex marriage attacks from Republican John Adams.

• Erie, Pennsylvania resident Tyler Titus was the first transgender person elected in the state, winning a seat on the school board.