Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids became the first Native American woman to be elected to Congress on Tuesday night, defeating four-term incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder, KSHB 4 reports. Davids, who is also openly gay and a mixed-martial arts fighter, will represent the state's 3rd Congressional District, which includes a large chunk of Kansas City.
Congrats to @sharicedavids on winning her election and becoming one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, the first openly gay member of the Kansas congressional delegation, and the first Democratic woman to represent the 3rd District! pic.twitter.com/OkjuQyZACX
— EMILY's List (@emilyslist) November 7, 2018
Davids is not the only woman to make history Tuesday night. The youngest woman ever elected to Congress, as well as the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, will be joining her on the Democratic side of the aisle in 2019. Jeva Lange