Blue Wave Congratulations are in order!
We’ve all been a witness to “history-in-the-making” in 2018 Election results as the Democrats take back the House, and we congratulate all those who have become a “first” in many unique categories of representation.
Johana Hayes (CT-05) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) first African American women representatives in Congress. Deb Haaland (NM-01) & Sharice Davids (KS-03) first Native American women in Congress. Lauren . Underwood (IL-14) first African American woman and Registered Nurse in Illinois 14th District. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) first Texas Latinas to Congress. Ilha Omar (MN-05) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) first Muslim American women to Congress. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM) first Democratic Latina Governor. Jackie Rosen (NV) first Jewish American Senator in Nevada. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) first woman Senator from Arizona. Andrea Ocasio-Cortez (NY) youngest woman (age 29) elected to Congress. Jared Polis was elected as the first openly gay male Governor in Colorado, and Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) was the first Democrat elected in the NJ 7th District since 1981!
With the Democrats now in control of several Committees, i.e., Ethics, Judiciary, Oversight, Intelligence, and Ways & Means, we hope they will demonstrate a better model of legislating, and that they’ll be ready to play Constitutional hardball when the games resume in January 2019. What are your hopes for Congress in 2019-2020?
Local elections in Ohio brought mixed results, but in Cleveland we can “put our hands together” and send our best wishes to our newly elected Judges (listed at left)! Special mention goes to Bill McGinty of Fairview Park, as well as all the women Candidates who regularly attended our monthly Democratic Club meetings and made themselves and their platforms known to our Club members and friends!
Although Susan Moran Palmer lost the overall vote in Cuyahoga County 56.9% to 43.1%, she won in Fairview Park by a solid 14% points. Cassimir Svigelj, also a first time candidate, lost by 53.89% to 46.11%. Fairview Park was the only community he won because of the resolve and determination of concerned citizens. The Fairview Park Democratic Club and every volunteer who joined campaigns in 2018 should be very proud of they work they have done!