Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Election 2018 Ladies Winners: First Muslim, Latina, Native American Elected To Congress

Election 2018 Ladies Winners: First Muslim, Latina, Native American Elected To Congress

Other elected House members draw pay, but she may have been referring to potential ethics problems of soliciting work after being elected as a member of Congress. Bob Corker, a frequent Trump critic.

With votes still being counted in several states, more than 100 women are projected to be heading to Congress.

At a state level, Democrat Janet Mills of ME and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota were elected as their state's first-ever female governors, and another 3,379 women were their parties' nominees for legislative seats.

Tlaib, meanwhile, was elected to Michigan's 13th House District seat long held by Rep. John Conyers, who stepped down a year ago amid reports of sexual misconduct.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI became the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Sharice Davids defeated a Republican incumbent in Kansas to become the first openly LGBTQ woman to represent Kansas. She was able to defeat her opponent, Janice Arnold Jones, by 22 points. With a win in Colorado, he will now become the country's first openly gay man to win a gubernatorial election.

- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: America's youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Pressley is the first black USA representative in the state's history.

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The class of 2019 includes the youngest congressional women in history, 29-year-olds Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from NY and Abby Finkenauer from Iowa, as well as the first two Native American women, and the first two Muslim women, Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar. She saved up some money between then and now, but not enough to get her through to the next congressional session. At age 29, Ocasio Cortez of NY seizes the record from Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was elected at age 30 in 2014. While stiff historical headwinds were blowing in Republicans' faces, the opposition correctly read the political needs of the moment and recruited an array of strong female candidates who were primed to exploit widespread suburban dissatisfaction with the president. They will join four other female veterans now serving in Congress. Cortez previously stunned the Democratic establishment back in June when she defeated Rep. Joseph Crowley, a 10-term incumbent and chairman for the House Democratic Caucus, in the Democratic primary.

Abby Finkenauer, congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 1st district.Cindy Axne, congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 3rd district.

There are still some seats undecided in this week's vote, but to date, 117 women have won across the Senate, House and Governor elections.

- Janet Mills: First female governor of Maine.

Here are some of the women who won on Tuesday. Mills, now the state's attorney general, has won the governorship, checking another state off a long list that has never had a female chief executive.

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