Vermont Votes for the First-ever Openly Transgender Nominee for Governor

Vermont Votes for the First-ever Openly Transgender Nominee for Governor

Christine Hallquist made history on Tuesday night when she won Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary, becoming the first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party.

In Tuesday's Democratic balloting, Sanders defeated little-known candidate Folasade Adeluola, who said she believes Vermont needs a full-time senator.

"Because she is open and authentic about the fact that she is transgender, that immediately takes away all the questions, all the whispers, and instead allows people to focus on her personality and what she wants to do", said Elliot Imse, communications director for the Victory Fund. "People are liking what they're hearing and that's what's really cool about Christine".

Hallquist will now face Vermont Governor Phil Scott, seen on April 11, 2018 in Montpelier.

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It is a remarkable milestone, even for an election year already dominated by an influx of women and a record number of candidates who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender or queer.

There were four little-known candidates seeking the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

Before she ran for governor, Hallquist spent 12 years as the chief executive of the Vermont Electric Cooperative, an in-state power utility she helped to bring back from near ruin. Seventeen have lost primary or general elections and 21 have yet to face voters, Casey's research shows. "Vermonters believe in being on the right side of history". In Virginia, Danica Roem became the first out transgender person to be elected to the state legislature.

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