Home / Special

Historic firsts in 2018 US midterm elections | Updated: 2018-11-07 17:29

Maine, Guam and South Dakota have their first female governors

Maine gubernatorial candidate, Democrat Janet Mills celebrates her victory at her election night party, in Portland, Maine, US, on Nov 6, 2018. [Photo/IC]

As voters in the 50 states wait and see whether women will make history on Election Day, Democrat Janet Mills, Lou Leon Guerrero and Republican Kristi Noem have just made some history of their own.

Maine has elected its first female governor, Janet Mills, who was the state's attorney general. She declared victory early Wednesday morning and is replacing a controversial and bombastic Republican governor, Paul LePage.

As governor, Mills will likely expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of low-income adults, an issue she has expressed strong support for after current Governor Paul LePage (R) had blocked it for years.

Lou Leon Guerrero won 50.7 percent of the vote, winning her the race and making her Guam's first woman governor.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel very honored that I am the governor-elect, the first female governor-elect," Leon Guerrero told voters, according to the Guam Daily Post. "I think is a great honor for women. We've made history today — good history today — and plus a 10-female majority in the legislature. That is phenomenal."

Republican Kristi Noem will become South Dakota's first female governor after defeating Democrat Billie Sutton. Noem had previously been serving as South Dakota's at-large member of Congress.

|<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next   >>|
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349