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In photos: A year after Trump's triumph, diversity prevailed in local elections

In Tuesday state elections, mayors, legislators and municipal council members were elected throughout the country. A transgender delegate was also elected in Virginia, a lesbian mayor in Seattle and a minority religious mayor for the first time in New Jersey.
9 Nov 2017 – 11:07 AM EST
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Danica Roem, the first transgender Assembly delegate in Virginia. She beat a candidate who would not recognize her as a woman. Crédito: AP
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Lorena González and Teresa Mosqueda were re-elected to the municipal council in Seattle, Washington. Crédito: seattle.gov
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Cathy Murillo, the first Latina mayor in Santa Barbara, California. Crédito: cathymurillo.com
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Michelle de la Isla, the first Latina mayor in Topeka, Kansas. Michelle de la Isla/Twitter
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Ravinder Bhalla, the first mayor from a religious minority in Hoboken, New Jersey. Ravinder Bhalla/Twitter
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Elizabeth Guzmán and Hala Ayala, the first Latina delegates elected to the Virginia General Assembly. Crédito: Guzman and Ayala
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Lisa Sánchez, the first Mexican-American to win a seat on the city council of Boise, Idaho. Crédito: sanchezforboise.com
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Jenny Durkan, the first openly lesbian mayor in Seattle, Washington. She will lead a city council where six out of the nine members are women. Crédito: Ap
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Janet Díaz, first Latina elected to the city council of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. janetdiazforcitycouncil.com
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Crystal Murillo, 23, won a seat on the city council in Aurora, Colorado, ousting a 79-year-old incumbent. Crédito: crystalmurillo.com
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Andy Vargas, 24, won a seat in the Massachusetts legislature. Crédito: andyforhaverhill.com
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Alfonso López won re-election to his seat in the Virginia Assembly. virginiageneralassembly.gov
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Three Latinos -Diana Ayala, Carolina Rivera and Francisco Moya- were elected to the New York municipal government. Crédito: assembly.state.ny.us, carlinarivera.nyc y friendsofdianaayala.org
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Deborah González won a seat in the Georgia legislature in a Republican-leaning district that elected Trump by a 3% margin in Nov 2016. Crédito: votedeborahgonzalez.com
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Jason Esteves was reelected to the school board in Atlanta, Georgia. atlantapublicschools.us
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Francis Suárez was elected Miami mayor and Mayor Carlos Hernández was reelected in Hialeah. Crédito: Twitter
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