Delaware - Lisa Blunt Rochester
Rochester, former Delaware labor secretary, was elected as the first black and first woman to represent the state in Congress in the House.
Florida - Stephanie Murphy
Murphy, the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, defeated 23-year Republican incumbent John Mica in the race for a spot to represent Florida in the House. Murphy, who immigrated to the U.S. when she was 1 year old, is the second ever Vietnamese-American person elected Congress and the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress.
Nevada - Catherine Cortez Masto
Cortez Masto, the granddaughter of a Mexican immigrant, became the first Latina senator in U.S. history. The former Nevada attorney general defeated incumbent Republican Joe Heck in the race for the Nevada senate seat.
Oregon - Kate Brown
Brown, who previously held the position as Oregon's secretary of state, assumed the position as governor in 2015 after former Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned because of a scandal. She was elected by Oregonians as the first openly LGBT person to win a gubernatorial election. Brown, who was outed as being bisexual in the 1980s, has been married to her husband since 1997.
Puerto Rico - Jenniffer Gonzalez
Gonzalez will be the first woman to represent the U.S. territory as resident commissioner of Puerto Rico, a nonvoting member in U.S. Congress.
Washington - Pramila Jayapal
Jayapal, who defeated fellow Democrat Brady Walkinshaw, was elected Washington's first Indian-American woman to hold a seat in the House. Jayapal was born in India and immigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 years old.
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