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Sunday, April 2, 2023

America: Women and minorities created history in elections

(Telam) The United States held midterm elections yesterday that would define Congress’s control, yet with a precarious outcome, in which various minorities also managed to make history and occupy places they never belonged to.

After it was revealed that Democrat Maura Healy would become the governor of Massachusetts, the first openly gay in the United States, it emerged that Arkansas would also have its first female governor.

Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former White House press secretary during the Donald Trump administration, will head the state, which was previously run by her father for 10 years.

In return, fellow Republican Leslie Routledge will be his lieutenant governor (they are elected on separate ballots here).

Arkansas and Massachusetts will be the only states to have a woman governor and a woman lieutenant governor for the first time.

In Maryland, in addition, Democrat Wes Moore, a former military veteran, will be the state’s first black governor and third in the country.

A timely report from the CNN Network site highlights that Alabama has never had an elected senator, as the two women who previously held seats had to fill vacancies.

Now, if the predictions are confirmed, Republican Katie Britt will take the seat she won in the election and will be replaced by Richard Shelby.

Democrat Alex Padilla – the son of immigrants – is on track to become the first Latino elected senator in California. She has already completed the term of Vice President Kamala Harris, but now she has earned the right to a full 6 year term.

Also in California, Democrat Rob Bonta will be the first Filipino-American attorney general. Born in the Philippines and brought to the US as a child, Bonta has served in the position since last year, replacing President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Javier Becerra.

Meanwhile, Democrat Robert Garcia, the mayor of Long Beach, who hails from Peru, will be the first LGBTQ immigrant elected to Congress.

Among young people, the so-called “Generation Z” – those born after 1996 – comes into Congress with Democrat Maxwell Frost, 25, who represents Florida. He will go to the House of Representatives instead of Val Demings, who is going to the Senate.

In Illinois, Delia Ramírez, the daughter of a Democrat and immigrant from Guatemala, will be the first Latina elected to Congress from that state.

In addition to being a future black governor, the seat of lieutenant governor in Maryland will go to Aruna Miller, the first Asian-American to hold that position.

Meanwhile, Democrat Mr. Sho, the first American Indian, will arrive in Michigan Congress, and Kathy Hochul, also a Democrat, will be the first elected governor of New York for 4 years, taking office following the resignation of Governor Andrew. Cuomo.

The new record woman will come from Ohio, as Democrat, Marcy Kaptur, won her 21st term for the House of Representatives.

In a seat since 1982, she is already the longest-serving woman in House history, but now she will break the record of Barbara Mikulski, who represented Maryland in the House and Senate for 40 years .

Oklahoma will supply Republican Markwain Mullin, the representative of the Cherokee Nation. The predecessor is Democrat Robert Owen, also a member of the Cherokee Nation, who was a senator from 1907 to 1925.

Elected Governor Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania will have black number two, a first in state history: Democrat Austin Davis will switch his place in the local House for a second seat in the state.

In the state legislature, Democrat Summer Lee will be the first black woman to be elected to a seat.

In turn, Vermont will no longer be the only state that has never had a female representative in the National Congress, as Democrat Becca Balint, a teacher and, moreover, the first LGBTQ person elected in the state, will now arrive in Washington. ,

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