Lisa Blunt Rochester Becomes First Black Woman Elected To Congress From Delaware
Last night’s election wasn’t all bad when it came to women of color being voted into historic positions of power. According to ABC reports Former Delaware Labor Secretary Lisa Blunt Rochester won Delaware’s U.S. House race, becoming the first Black and first woman from the state to be elected into Congress.
Riding voter registration numbers that heavily favor Democrats, Rochester defeated Republican Hans Reigle in Tuesday’s election.
Rochester, a political newcomer, loaned her campaign more than $400,000 and spent almost $1 million in topping a crowded field of Democratic primary candidates before defeating Reigle, a retired military pilot and former mayor of the Kent County town of Wyoming.
Rochester says her focus in Congress will be creating new jobs, the economy and equal pay for equal work. Congrats!