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#NextUp2018 candidates who ran and won this election season make up one of the most diverse waves of candidates to ever run for office. #ElectionResults2018 #FridayFeeling
Canek Aguirre will be the first Latino ever on the Alexandria, VA City Council. Mo Seifeldein will become the first immigrant. 1/
21-year-old Kat Kerwin will be the youngest person ever elected to the Providence, RI city council. 2/
24-year-old Alex Garza will become the youngest Latino to serve in the Michigan state legislature, taking that title from Darrin Camilleri, who was also reelected in another district with Next Up support. 3/
22-year-old Selena Torres was elected to the Nevada State House. 4/
Ben Ku was elected to the Gwinnett County Commission in Georgia, which hasn’t had a Democratic member since 1986. Everton Blair Jr. will be the county’s first Black school board member. 5/
Next Up candidate Will Haskell will become the Connecticut chamber’s youngest member after he defeated a popular Republican in a seat held by Republicans since the 1970s. 6/
Next Up helped re-elect Sam Park, the first openly gay man in the Georgia state legislature, Tiffany Zulkosky, the only indigenous woman currently serving in the Alaska Legislature, and Yvanna Cancela, the first Latina to serve in the Nevada Senate. 7/
In Florida, Next Up-endorsees Anna Eskamani (first Iranian-American state lawmaker), Jennifer Webb, Cindy Polo, and Fentrice Driskell (first Black woman ever elected as Harvard’s student body president), won GOP held seats in the state legislature. 8/
Katie Muth, flipped a state Senate seat in Pennsylvania and Jennifer O’Mara, and Liz Hanbidge flipped seats in the state’s House of Representatives. Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato held Democratic seats after defeating conservative, anti-choice Democratic incumbents. 9/
In a West Virginia district that Trump carried by more than 12 points, Sammi Brown defeated her opponent, who leads the org that ran the racist, pro-Kavanaugh ad featuring caricatures of black women. 10/
James Talarico, John Bucy, and Erin Zwiener flipped House seats from red to blue in Texas. 11/
Chloe Maxmin won a Maine House district that Trump carried by 14 points. 12/
Laurie Pohutsky won a House seat in Michigan District 19, which had supported Trump by more than 7 points, and Matt Koleszar defeated a Republican incumbent in District 20. 12/
Democrats flipped the U.S. House, 7 governorships & 7 state legislatures. PFAW's Next Up Victory Fund is proud to support the grassroots movement of progressive candidates that will be needed to win back more seats at all levels. Get on board: #NextUp2020
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