2nd transgender candidate wins council seat

2nd transgender candidate wins council seat

2nd transgender candidate wins council seat

Roem echoed Jenkins's sentiments Tuesday night, November 7, as her margin of victory became clear.

In Minneapolis' ranked-choice system, Jenkins received 73.09 percent of first-pick votes.

Jenkins, a Democrat, previously served as a policy aide to Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden. "Guess what, if I take a knee before I play a football game, I love this country", she said.

Jenkins picked up endorsements from the Minneapolis Star Tribune as well as Congressman Keith Ellison while running a campaign emphasizing affordable housing, raising the minimum wage and fair policing.

Roem's win on Tuesday marked the first election of an openly transgender person in a state legislature.

Her win was part of a Democratic swing across the country, with the party winning the races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey and winning the NY mayoral race in a landslide. While Roem focused her race on traffic and other local issues in Virginia's Prince William County, she faced Robert G. Marshall, a 13-term incumbent who has called himself Virginia's "chief homophobe" and introduced a "bathroom bill"-one that would have forced Roem and other transgender people to use public bathrooms matching the gender on her birth certificate-which was killed by fellow Republicans".

Jenkins wasn't the only black transgender person running for a seat on the Minneapolis City Council. She is also a historian with the University of Minnesota's Transgender Oral History Project and an award-winning author of poetry and prose. She is a gender advocate who has spent the past 12 years working for different council members. Marshall said in an interview with NPR that Roem "engage [d] in this behavior - which clearly goes against the laws of nature and nature's God", and last month his campaign sent out flyers referring to Roem as "him".

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In a historic win, Andrea Jenkins has secured the Ward 8 seat on the Minneapolis City Council.

"This is about the people of the 13thDistrict disregarding fear tactics, disregarding phobias. where we celebrate you because of who you are, not despite it".

"I love you, I love this community, I love this city". During yesterday's elections across the USA three of them won their races in what's being called a stunning rebuke to Trump's divisive politics.

Andrea Jenkins has made history as the first out transgender black person elected to public office in the United States.

"We don't just want a seat at the table-we want to set the table", reads the statement.

"I hope it sends a warning that trans people are strong and determined and are willing to stand up for themselves and for each other", she said.

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