Transgender woman elected to Minneapolis city council

Andrea Jenkins became the first transgender woman of color to be elected to public office.
1:34 | 11/09/17

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It's a City Council race that's being talked about around the nation from network news the morning talk shows and he would Jenkins and Minneapolis that first African American transgender woman in him I'm just on news that you. Eight Tuesday night ward eight in Minneapolis made Andrea Jacobs the first transgender woman of color. To be elected to public office act think a lot of people might think all this must be. That gay neighborhood this must be the black neighborhood I have to depend on the votes. I'm a lot. Occur. To middle income. Like. Families. With children and well and a drink and has suddenly an overnight national name she's no political newbie. She's lived here in the bright neighborhood for more than sixteen years. And she's worked as a ward a policy. For two different Minneapolis City Council members one of her first priorities you're trying improved. Police and community relations we are going to be working away with its heat really trying to get a handle. And come with some. Community based solutions after all she's been a candidate who's had to learn to build bridges do you think you had to deal with more skeptics than somebody else might hurt him. It. You know as as a black man's woman. Yes to many ward eight made history on election night but for Jenkins. It's none of those history. It's about hope. In Minneapolis island gallons by an Eyewitness News.

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