(We like making history – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Among the big stories of Tuesday night’s primary, there is a story that I think is a bigger deal than it’s coverage would indicate.
As the New York Daily News reports, Colorado tied with Utah as the first states to nominate openly transgender candidates for Congress.
Two women have become the first transgender candidates to gain a major party nominations to Congress after Democratic primary wins.
Colorado’s Secretary of State website still showed one county left to be tallied in Plowright’s race, though she led Donald Martinez by more than 16 points and local media had called the race for her.
On her campaign website the 33-year-old former Microsoft employee describes herself as “an Army veteran, a self-educated woman, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and a passionate social democrat.”
She will face Douglas Lamborn, a Republican incumbent running for his sixth term in the House who has had a series of easy wins for the positions in general elections and easily defeated a primary challenger on Tuesday.
Misty Plowright defeated Donald Martinez in CD-5, and will now go on to face Doug Lamborn in the general election. Neither of the two candidates featured in the article are likely to win their elections in November, but nonetheless, this is a milestone worthy of notice.
This is great. Now let's get some more LGBT folks in winnable races.
We have a good number of L,G and B folks in public office. Can't think of any Ts.
Thanks for posting this, Indy. I had no idea Plowright was trans. I have to admit I don't pay much mind to CD5 since the knee-jerk Righties down there will keep sending Dougie back to Washington as long as he wants. I remember there was a transwoman on the Arvada city council a few years back. I suppose more don't try it because they just don't want to deal with those questions rather than their platform
You are remembering joanne conte, cookie. She died a couple years ago. She was "outed" after being elected. Can't think of a trans person out when elected in Colorado.