Democrat Brianna Titone made history Nov. 10, by becoming the first transgender state representative, according to the Colorado Sun.
Titone’s opponent called her to concede during an interview with KDVR. Titone held a lead of less than 400 votes over her opponent, Vicki Pyne.
“Because this counting processed dragged on for so long,” Titone told The Colorado Sun, “it was not as climactic as it could have been. It was a relief to get the call, though, because I knew both sides knew what the result was.”
Though Titone is transgender, she tried to keep her gender identity out of her campaign, she told the Sun.
“This election was never about me,” she said. “… Regardless of your affiliation, you want a hard working, accountable, transparent and available representative, and I showed the voters that is what I intend to be for them. That’s how you win in a tough district.”