The wonderful electoral night continues for the trans community as Andrea Jenkins overwhelmingly won her Minneapolis City Council Ward 8 seat and became the first out Black trans person to win elective office in the nation.
This city council race wasn’t close. Jenkins captured 73% of the votes in Minneapolis’ ranked choice system, dwarfing the next closest contender by nearly 4000 votes
She also became with the win the first trans person of any ethnic background to capture a city council seat in a major city, and the first Black trans person since Althea Garrison in 1992 to win elective office.
Congratulations Councilmember-elect Jenkins. So proud of your historic win as well.