Deb Haaland, also a Native American, was also elected a congresswoman.
Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York, Nov. 6, 2018. That changed on Tuesday, when these two women defeated Republican incumbents.
Ilhan Omar, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will serve Minnesota's 5th District in the House. Omar and Tlaib have worked with each other throughout their campaigns.
For the first time, a pair of Native American congresswomen are headed to the House, in addition to two Muslim congresswoman.
Polis is also the state's first Jewish governor.
MI governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday attributed her success and that of other women to outworking their opponents and "staying focused on the dinner table issues that really matter to families".
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12: Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) joins veterans, servicemembers and aspiring recruits to call on Congress and President Barack Obama to move forward with immigration reform at the U.S. Capitol November 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.
In fact, the number of Republican women in Congress, at latest count, will decline in the next session. According to CBS Dallas, the Hispanic population in the Southern state is expected to surpass the white population as soon as 2022. With a win in Colorado, he will now become the country's first openly gay man to win a gubernatorial election. Nuñez, 47, told NBC News during the closing days of the campaign that being chosen as Lieutenant Governor is "a huge source of pride for me, for my family, but most importantly for my community.".She was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents and is now Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives.
MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators.
"And just imagine this, it is a conservative woman to boot!" "WE broke that concrete wide open". Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sen.
"So for us, this is about inspiring people to the polls, giving them something to vote for, creating hope for this nation, and knowing that so long as there are working class Americans who believe in a prosperous and just future we will have hope, no matter how red the district", she said. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported.
"None of us ran to make history", Pressley told supporters in her acceptance speech Tuesday.