Brianna Titone Just Made History in Colorado

Brianna Titone was expecting her Colorado State House election to be close—but not this close. When her Republican opponent Vicki Pyne conceded to her over the weekend, the political newcomer was ahead in the count by less than 400 votes, as the Colorado Sun reported.

After the election results are formalized by the Secretary of State later this week, Titone, formerly a geologist and software developer, will be set to become the first openly transgender member of the Colorado State House—and one of only a handful of transgender state legislators nationwide. She also set that precedent while flipping a district that went Republican by a margin of 53 percent to 40 percent in 2016.

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