LGBT Election Updates

The four LGBTQ incumbents in the House coasted to re-election

Rep. Mark Takano, the first openly gay person of color elected to Congress Rep. Mark Takano

The LGBTQ incumbents up for re-election in the House of Representatives easily won their races on Tuesday.

Sean Maloney won his fourth race to serve his New York state district. Maloney had made an unsuccessful bid to become state attorney general earlier this year, but remained on the ballot for re-election, which turned out to be a smart move.

In Wisconsin, Mark Pocan joined out Senator Tammy Baldwin in easily winning re-election to Congress, while inĀ Rhode Island, David Cicilline won his fifth term to serve in Congress by a two-to-one margin.

Mark Takano also coasted to re-election in his Southern California Congressional district. When he joined the House in 2013, Takano was the first openly gay person of color ever elected to Congress.

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