Venton Jones; Midterm elections; LGBTQ
As results began to pour in from Tuesday’s midterms, voters waited anxiously to see what the outcomes could mean for their party.
But some races were about more than just flipping a seat — several candidates had the potential to make history as the first member of their community elected to political office.
Primarily white and male institutions are beginning to change face, with the number of member belonging to racial or ethnic minorities slowly growing in size, and results from this midterm attest to this trend. Statewide and nationally, it was a historic night for women, the LGBTQ community and other historically marginalized groups.
There are a handful of races that made election history Tuesday night, including in North Texas. Here are some notable victories:
By Noor Adatia