Christine Hallquist Could Be Nation’s First TRANSGENDER Governor

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Christine Hallquist’s bid to become the first transgender governor in American history — and the first trans person elected to any statewide position in Vermont — will face its first electoral hurdle today – Tuesday – in the state’s Democratic primary, reports CNN.

If she wins tonight, she will become the nation’s first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party.

A former energy company executive, Hallquist is already a trailblazer. She was the first CEO to transition while in her job, according to the Victory Fund, a political action committee backing Hallquist and “dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people” up and down the ballot.