Firsts from the 2018 elections

Editor’s note: On November 18, the race for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 39th District was decided in favor of Gil Cisneros, Young Kim’s opponent.

The 2018 midterm elections saw history-making firsts across the country: a record-setting number of women elected to Congress, including its first female Native Americans and Muslims.

Voters in South Dakota and Maine elected their first female governors. In Iowa, Kim Reynolds likewise became the first woman in the state to be elected to that office. She had previously been appointed governor to replace her predecessor, Terry Branstad, after President Trump named him ambassador to China.

Here is a selection of 2018’s history makers and the parties — Republican (R) and Democratic (D) — they represent.Graphic showing election history makers (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Graphic showing election history makers (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)The Associated Press contributed to this article.