Brianna Titone(D) took the concession phone call from Vicky Pyne(R) congratulating her for her win while being interviewed by Fox 31.
Titone joined with NH Legislators Gerri Cannon, Lisa Bunker and Virginia’s Danica Roem becoming the fourth transgender lawmaker to be elected and the third transgender woman to flip a state legislative seat from Red to Blue since Trump took office.
Colorado House District 27, which covers part of the northwest Denver metro area, was ultimately decided by just 368 votes. However, the historical significance of the vote is far-reaching.
Brianna Titone is now the first openly transgender legislator in Colorado history.
“This is what I was waiting for,” she said as she hung up the phone.
While Representative-elect Titone focused her campaign on the issues facing her constituents she didn’t shy away from speaking about her transgender status.
“My gender identity has always been a struggle for me. It took me a long time to be able to accept who I am. Since I have been honest about myself to myself and to the world I have been able to inspire others and find the confidence to be the leader that I had the potential to be my whole life.”