9 women in politics who achieved historic firsts in 2022
In May, Karine Jean-Pierre became the first Black and openly LGBTQ+ person and immigrant to serve as White House press secretary.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice in June, making her the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court.
Maura Healey made history as one of the two openly lesbian US governors elected for the first time when she won her Massachusetts gubernatorial race in November.
Tina Kotek of Oregon joined Healey as another one of the first openly lesbian governors elected in the United States.
Vermont was the only state that had never sent a woman to Congress until Becca Balint won her House race in November.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was elected the first female governor of Arkansas.
Republican Katie Britt was elected as the first-ever female senator to represent Alabama.
Delia Ramirez became the first Latina congresswoman elected to represent Illinois.
Summer Lee’s election victory made her the first Black woman to represent Pennsylvania in Congress.