While voter apathy in these trying political times is very real, considering that orange moron in office, it appears that state and local elections are showing signs of change and progression despite it all. In seven American cities, history was made with all of them electing Black mayors for the very first time.
From The Washington Post:
First black female mayor of Charlotte: Charlotte Mayor-elect Vi Lyles’s father didn’t graduate from high school. She spent three decades as a city administrator before running for office.
First black mayor of Statesboro, Ga.: Jonathan McCollar
First black mayor of Cairo, Ga.: Booker Gainor
First black mayor of Milledgeville, Ga.: Mary Parham-Copelan
First black mayor of Georgetown, S.C.: Brendon Barber
First black mayor of Helena, Mont.: Wilmot Collins
First black mayor of St. Paul, Minn.: Melvin Carter
In addition, the city of Framingham, Massachusetts elected its first mayor ever in its 317-year existence with Yvonne Spicer assuming the new role.
It doesn’t end there with Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala, both Democrats, elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. Joining them is the VA House of Delegates first Asian-American woman, Kathy Tran, also a Democrat. Andrea Jenkins also became the first Black transgender woman to hold public office after being elected to a Minneapolis City Council seat.
Photo: Campaign Site for Mayor Yvonne Spicer