A woman community leader has become the first who is of a minority ethnic origin to represent the state to get a seat in congress. She has unseated the incumbent who hails from a dynasty that has held on to the seat for a very long time indeed. She is also the single parent mother and nurse by profession to now hold the seat. Her joy was evident as she celebrated and danced with supporters. Three is a charm it is said as this is her third attempt. This time however she made sure she had backing and funds to back her attempt. She stated that this was a victory for the unrepresented, the sidelined and ignored in society.
Her community work helped her immeasurably to become popular enough to gain the trust of voters. It is yet another first in the very important US election.