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Black girl magic was in full effect on Tuesday’s election night. In addition to over 100 women being elected to the United States House of Representatives for the first time, here are the trailblazing Black women who made history during the 2018 midterm elections.
1. Jahana Hayes became the first Black woman and the first Black Democrat to be elected to Congress from Connecticut.
2. Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar became the first Somali-American to win a seat in Congress.
3. Letitia James became the first African American to be elected as the Attorney General of New York.
4. Juliana Stratton became the first Black Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.
5. Ayanna Pressley became the first Black woman to be elected to Congress from Massachusetts.
6. Veronica Smith-Creer became the first woman and first African American to be elected as mayor of El Dorado, Arkansas.
7. Lauren Underwood became the first woman and first African American to be elected to represent Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.
8. Mary Ann Wilders- Vivians became the first African American woman to be elected as mayor of Carthage, Mississippi.
9. Paula Dance became the first African American woman to be elected as Sheriff of Pitt County, North Carolina.
10. Rachael Rollins became the first African American woman to be elected as District Attorney of Suffolk County, Boston.
Congratulations, ladies! If we missed a history-making candidate, please add their name to the list and let’s keep the celebration going.
This article originally appeared here, on Because Of Them We Can.