Barry, a Miami Twp. resident, township trustee and owner of BarryStaff in Dayton, would have become the first non-Democrat in a dozen years to take a commission seat if he won.
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All over the country, women broke barriers at local, state and national levels this election.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib, in Michigan's 13th District, and Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, from that state's 5th District, both became the first Muslim women elected to Congress, NPR reported. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman elected to Congress in New York's 14th District. Democrat Ayanna Pressley also became the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts in the state's 7th District.