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Historical Election

2016 is all about breaking barriers!  Hillary Clinton was the first female presidential candidate of a major political party in American history, showing American women and girls that they, too, can one day run for political office and succeed. But she’s not the only female politician whose election was historic.  Right here in Delaware, our very own Lisa Blunt Rochester became the first woman and the first African American to represent Delaware in congress.

 1. LISA BLUNT ROCHESTER (D): U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DELAWARE (NCBW-DE)

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Lisa Blunt Rochester has dedicated her career to public service in her home state, serving as Delaware deputy secretary of health and social services, Delaware secretary of labor (the first black woman to hold this position), and then later serving as Delaware personnel director and CEO of Wilmington Urban League. She briefly moved to China after her second child was ready to go to college, where she wrote a book “about women who reinvented themselves,” she told DelawareOnline.com. She is running for an open seat in Delaware’s at-large district vacated by Rep. John Carney (D), who is running for governor.

To see the complete list of these amazing women, please go to: Women Making History