Sharice Davids is officially the first Native American woman elected to Congress

Sharice Davids

Sharice Davids has officially ousted Republican Representative Kevin Yoder, the four-term incumbent for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.

Davids is inspiring in a few ways. First, she is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. She is the first Native American woman elected to Congress. She is also an openly gay woman, meaning that on the federal level, she is also the first openly LGBT person to represent Kansas.

Davids had a considerable lead and a lot of enthusiasm behind her leading up to her win. After all, she has an amazing background. She was raised by a single mother, who is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and is a graduate of Cornell law school. She’s also a Mixed Martial Arts fighter. During the Obama-Trump transition, she was a Fellow in the White House.

As of now, her win is major for Democrats. She is passionate about affordable health care and improving public education. More than anything, she has been sincere in her desire to make every voice heard, and to represent people, not corporations.

And as the election results rolled in, a second Native American woman joined Davids in Congress! Deb Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe, has just been confirmed to represent New Mexico.

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