Midterm Elections: A Rainbow Wave

Morgan Todtfeld's picture

Last night midterm elections made history. We are finally beginning to see the election of diverse leaders into high up government positions. Here is a brief summary of some of those elected who made U.S. history last night:

In the House Representatives

  • There will be at least 100 women in the House for the first time in history
  • Sharice Davids - first lesbian Native American to be elected to the House
  • Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib - first Muslim women to be elected to Congress
  • Ayanna Pressley - first African American woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress
  • Jahana Hayes - first African American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress

In the Senate

  • Marsha Blackburn - Tennessee's first female senator


  • Kristi Noem - first female governor of South Dakota
  • Jared Polis - first openly gay man elected as governor in any state

Political parties aside, as both Democrat and Republican candidates made history, what do you think this means for the future of our country? Do you believe that the U.S. will continue to ride this "rainbow wave" or is this an exception to the norm? Why or why not?