History created across the countryWith newly elected candidates who will break new ground in the office. From Maryland’s first black governor to the nation’s first openly gay governor, to the first Gen Z Democrat elected to Congress, here’s a list of some Election Day history-makers.
The new governor-elect of Moore, Maryland, is expected to be held.Democrats are also the third black person to be elected governor in American history, after Douglas Wilder was elected governor of Virginia in 1989 and Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts in 2006. Other black men have served as governors in various states, but they assumed office after the elected governor resigned.
Maura HealyWith his predicted victory in the Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race. She is the first woman elected as a state governor and the first openly gay governor in American history. Democrats were elected the first openly gay attorney general in the country in 2014. (Two decades ago, Jane Swift served as the state’s acting governor, but was appointed, not elected.)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders is projected to win the Arkansas gubernatorial race, making herElected governor in that state. He is one of the most high-profile former Trump administration officials to win the election; She served as the White House Press Secretary from 2017 to 2019.
His father, Mike Huckabee, also served as the governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.
Democrat Maxwell Frost is predicted to win Florida’s 10th Congressional District race.Democratic member of Congress from Gen Z and the first Afro-Cubano to head of Congress.
Incumbent Sen. Alex Padilla became the first Latino to be elected to the Senate in California. Padilla was appointed a senator in 2020 by Governor Gavin Newsom, filling the role vacated by Vice President Kamala Harris.
CBS News declared Padilla the winner after defeating Republican challenger Mark Meuser.