Mora … the first gay “democratic” governor in American history

Massachusetts on Tuesday elected Democrat Maura Healey as its governor in the midterm elections, becoming the first gay governor in US history.

Healy, 51, wrested the position from the Republicans after easily defeating Geoff Diehl, according to NBC and Fox.

According to the media Americans, Haley’s victory was a “long-awaited victory” for LGBT people who have been trying to elect a lesbian to the highest office in the state government for decades.

Anis Parker, president and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which helps LGBTQ candidates be elected to public office, said Haley’s historic victory would help send a message that “LGBT people have a place in American society and can become respected public leaders “.

“We are confident that under Morra’s leadership Massachusetts will reach new heights as one of the most inclusive states in the country,” Parker said. in a note.

This result was expected as Healy, the Massachusetts attorney general since 2014, comfortably conducted pre-election polls, according to an AFP report.

In 2014, Haley won the position of “Attorney General” for the state, making her “the first lesbian to be elected to this office” and was re-elected in 2018, having fought her first successful challenge in 2009. country with the law on the defense of marriage.

“Look for justice, equality and economic opportunity for everyone in Massachusetts,” says Healy.

The site web of Hailey’s campaign reveals one aspect of her upbringing, as she was “the eldest of five children and was raised by her mother”, as her father was “a captain of public health services and in later he worked as a civil engineer at the Environment Protection Agency “.

Hailey attended Harvard College, led the basketball team and in He later attended Northeastern University Law School and began his career as the head of the Civil Rights Division at the Attorney General’s Office.

He faced his first challenge at work after taking on the responsibility of holding major banks and lending companies accountable after the mortgage crisis in 2008.

The human rights campaign, which defends gay rights in the United States, praised Healy’s victory.

“Massachusetts has embraced an equality and inclusion platform by electing an equality champion,” he said. in a note the interim president of the group, Johnny Madison.

The current mid-term elections mark the first time gay people have run for office in all 50 states of the United States plus Washington, DC, with the electoral power of the LGBT community in the United States in increase.

In several states, polling stations have been closed in mid-term elections in the United States, which will determine the fate of the majority in Congress and the room for maneuver for Democratic President Joe Biden.

Some of the major states have seen heated elections and the states themselves have already in I play in the 2020 presidential election, such as Georgia, Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, Wisconsin and North Carolina, are the scene of intense conflict, in which all Democratic candidates have to face the candidates of the former Republican president, Donald Trump.

More than 40 million people voted in early voting in the whole country, in a ballot that will renew the seats of the entire House of Representatives and a third of the Senate, as well as a series of local offices.