These Women Made History in the Midterm Elections

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Women proved once again their power and grace in American politics as the recently concluded midterm elections revealed a notable achievement.  With 113 women now in Congress, these female leaders successfully made history in empowering their roles for meaningful changes.

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

At 29, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set a record as New York’s and the nation’s youngest woman elected to Congress.  Now that’s girl power.

 

Janet Mills

Following her service as Maine’s attorney general, Janet Mills just added a feather on her already colorful cap- as the state’s first female governor.

Kristi Noem

Another woman who made history on Tuesday’s historical elections is Republican Kristi Noem.  She was elected as the first woman governor of South Dakota.

 

Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib

Two Democrats are now making waves in American politics after winning as the first Muslim women in Congress.  Ilhan Omar will serve Minnesota’s fifth district and Rashida Tlaib will serve Michigan’s 13th district.

 

Ayanna Pressley

For Ayanna Pressley, history repeats itself.  Back in 2009, she became the first black woman on the Boston City Council and on Nov.6, she is slated to serve Massachusetts’ seventh district as the first Black representative.