US to have 1st trans candidate in state government election
Christine Hallquist competes in November for the state of Vermont.She won 48.1% of the vote, overthrowing three other Democrats.
Christine Hallquist won Democratic primariesREUTERS / Caleb Kenna / 14.08.2018Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, won the Democratic primary election on Tuesday and will run for party governor of Vermont.Thus Hallquist can become the first trans person to rule a US state.Yesterday, one of the stages of the election, the primary of the parties, was held for vacancies at the municipal, state and federal levels in the elections to be held in November.Hallquist won 48.1 percent of the vote, knocking down three other Democrats, including a 14-year-old runner-up, Ethan Sonneborn, who drew international media attention for his age.Thus, the participation of transgender people in this year's elections already represents the largest in American history.At least 43 candidates appeared in the primary phase, four of which won and 22 are still in contention to confirm the applications.Hallquist made the gender transition a few years ago.She, as head of Vermont Electricity Coop, r...
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