Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle defeated Lauren Scott by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin to win re-election Tuesday.
Scott won the June primary with the help of an endorsement from Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who appointed her to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission in 2012.
The former Democrat also ran two years ago but lost the GOP primary to a candidate who went on to lose to Sprinkle.
Two years ago in New Hampshire, Democrat Stacie Laughton became the first openly transgender candidate elected to a legislature, but resigned before being seated.
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