Gone are the days when women are meant just for the home, to cook, to clean, to wash, to knit, and to tend to children. People no longer give knitting package (breipakket) as gifts for women because these days, women are now taking part in the most complex part of society – politics.
As the number of votes in the US election has soared, the new composition of the US Congress has become increasingly clear. It is a fact that the House of Representatives and the Senate have attracted many special newcomers.
Milestones in Politics Include Women
This year, the 117th US Congress on Crime Prevention has reached multiple milestones in diversity. For example, the conference will consist of a record number of women. There are no less than 141 women who won seats in the Senate and House of Representatives. This beaks the 2019 record. At that time, 127 women successfully entered the parliament.
“Milestones” have also been reached when it comes to age. Republican Madison Cawthorn will be the youngest congressman. Cawthorn at the age of 25 beat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who was elected in 2018 to represent the fourteenth district of New York at the age of 29. Cawthorn is the representative of the eleventh district of North Carolina.
Several States Are Now Electing Representatives Of Various Races
- Korean-American women entered the House of Representatives for the first time. Young Kim and Michelle Steel (both Republicans) have been elected in California while Marylin Strickland (Democrat) had been elected in Washington State.
- Marylin Strickland was not only one of the first Korean women in Congress, but also the first African American representative to represent Washington State.
- New Mexico is the first state to send only colorful women to the House of Representatives. Republican Yvette Herrell and Democrat Teresa Leger made their debut in the House of Representatives, and Democrat Deb Haalan was re-elected.
- Democrat Cori Bush has been elected to the House of Representatives from Missouri’s first district. She was the first black person to represent Missouri in the House of Representatives.
Diversified Members of the Congress
In addition to all the developments in diversity, there are some newcomers to Congress each year who stand out in completely different ways. For example, because of fame, or because they disappeared unexpectedly.
- Democrat Mark Kelly was elected to the Arizona Senate. Kelly is a famous astronaut who has already conducted four space shuttle flights. He and his twin brother Scott are the subjects of NASA’s twin research. Kelly was not the first astronaut in American politics.
- Republican Ronny Jackson was elected to the House of Representatives by the 13th Texas District. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the President’s personal doctor. Therefore, he provided medical assistance to Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
Local Elections (also) Produced Special Results
At the same time as the national Senate elections, many Americans can also elect their local governments. It achieved two milestones and achieved a very special victory.
- For the Delaware Regional Senate, Democrat Sarah McBride was elected to the Delaware Regional Senate. This made her the first transgender senator in the United States.
- Democrat Kim Jackson became the first LGBTI senator to serve in the Georgia Senate.
- In the eighth district of North Dakota, Republican David Andakher won. However, he died a month before the election due to the effects of COVID-19 and was never taken to a poll. It is not clear what will happen to his seat.