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Illinois elects its first Latina congresswoman, Democrat Delia Ramirez

Democratic state Rep. Delia Ramirez is the winner in Illinois’ third Congressional District, NBC Information tasks, defeating Republican Justin Burau.

Her win made Ramirez the primary Latina elected to Congress from Illinois.

“We simply made historical past tonight,” Ramirez mentioned Tuesday in entrance of a crowd of supporters. “We broke a glass ceiling.”

With 63% of the votes in, Ramirez had 65.4% of the votes, whereas Burau had 34.6%, in accordance with the NBC Information Choice Desk.

“I’m proud to be serving as your subsequent congresswoman,” Ramirez mentioned.

In 2018, Ramirez turned the first Guatemalan American elected to the Illinois Basic Meeting. In response to her marketing campaign web site, Ramirez has labored on reasonably priced housing and expanded protection for seniors, supported an elected college board in Chicago and labored to guard abortion rights within the state.

The state’s first Hispanic member of Congress was Democrat Luis Gutierrez, who was elected in 1993 and retired in January 2019. Democrat Jesús “Chuy” García was elected to interchange Gutiérrez in November 2018.

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