2nd transgender candidate wins council seat

2nd transgender candidate wins council seat

"My election is what resistance looks like", Jenkins said in a statement Tuesday night.

Stephe Koontz, Georgia (Doraville City Council) Koontz won a spot on her hometown city council, becoming her city's first openly transgender elected official.

Jenkins has spent 12 years working for two different council members, most recently Elizabeth Glidden, who now holds the Eighth Ward seat and who did not seek reelection. She had said that through her work she wanted to improve the lives of people in those neighborhoods, according to the Advocate.

As a candidate, Jenkins focused on causes like developing affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, supporting minority artists, and addressing youth violence as a matter of public health.

With Jenkins on the city's southside and Phillipe Cunningham on the north, the political world was stunned by the first pair of openly transgender politicians to serve on a city council in a major American city. What makes her victory so sweet is that she beat out 13-term Republican incumbent who proudly refers to himself as "chief homophobe".

Trans candidates who won historic victories this week include, from left, Danica Roem, Andrea Jenkins, Lisa Middleton and Tyler Titus. She is a gender advocate who has spent the past 12 years working for different council members.

Andrea Jenkins, who won about 73% of the votes in Minneapolis's Eight Ward, is reported to be the first openly transgender black woman to be elected into public office.

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There were 18 openly transgender candidates that ran in the U.S.in 2017 and there are 11 running in 2018 elections, according to a list compiled by Harvard researcher Logan Casey.

"We're really trying to bring some resources to underserved, underinvested communities", she said.

Jenkins is a poet, activist and historian who is passionate about social issues, in part because of her experience as a transgender woman.

"Transgender people have been here forever, and black transgender people have been here forever".

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, president and CEO of Victory Fund, declared: "Tonight was about fighting back - an unprecedented number of brilliant trans candidates asking for the votes of tens of thousands of Americans, and getting them". "I really want to get a hold on economic developments strategy that employs northsiders; when people are employed, we can figure out the other issues in north Minneapolis". Danica Roem became the nation's first openly transgender state lawmaker by winning a Virginia Statehouse seat.

"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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