• With primary victory, St. Paul's Leigh Finke on track to be MN's first transgender lawmaker

    1 month ago - By B├ęsame

    Following a primary victory Tuesday night, a first-time St. Paul political candidate stands poised to become Minnesota's first known transgender lawmaker.
    After winning Tuesday DFL primary in House District 66A, Leigh Finke, 41, of St. Paul, is on track to be elected the first out-trans lawmaker in Minnesota history.
    Leigh Finke, a 41-year-old documentary filmmaker and advocate, handily defeated Dave Thomas to secure the Democratic-Farmer-Labor nomination for House District 66A, an open state House seat held by Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-Falcon Heights, who is retiring after 17 terms.
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