Sarah McBride has won a seat in the Senate of the State of Delaware, making history by becoming in the United States the first openly transgender state senator.
McBride, 30, will also be the highest-ranked openly transgender elected official in the nation.
With all precincts reporting, she beat her Republican rival, Steven Washington, 73 percent to 27 percent.
McBride tweeted after her win on Tuesday night: “I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too.”
The Human Rights Campaign, for which McBride is a spokesperson, took to Twitter to congratulate her.
This is not the first time McBride has made history.
She interned with President Barack Obama’s administration in 2012, becoming the first openly transgender person to work at the White House.