While everyone was focused last night on the big Super Tuesday delegate fight between the presidential candidates from both parties, a little trans history was made in Houston on election night.
Jenifer Rene Pool, who has made three runs for Houston City Council, shifted gears and ran for the Democratic nomination in the Harris County Commissioners Court Precinct 3 race to see who would take on longtime Republican commissioner Steve Radack.
Pool racked up a decisive win against her Democratic primary challenger, racking up 78% of the vote. She becomes the first out transperson to win a primary election contest in Harris County and the state of Texas, and now takes on the formidable challenge of unseating a longtime conservative incumbent on Harris County Commissioner’s Court.
Congrats on your history making achievement Jenifer! Now let’s take it to the next step and get you that seat at the Harris County Commissioner’s Court table!