Another Transgender First

From CNN:

“Rosemary Ketchum won a seat on a City Council in West Virginia, making her the first openly transgender elected official in the state. Ketchum, 26, was elected to the Wheeling City Council, after running on a platform addressing affordable housing and opioid addiction.I am incredibly grateful to get the opportunity to represent my city” Ketchum said in a statement to CNN. “I hope that this election helps us push the needle in West Virginia so that we can fully embrace the power of culture, diversity, and representation in politics.
I ran for office because I believe the job of an elected official is to reflect the values of their community in the actions of their leadership and that is why I am excited to serve.”

In the transgender community we need all of this style of young trans leadership we can find!


  1. It’s great to hear of this kind of change in West Virginia! And in these times, we need as much good news as possible!

    1. cyrsti says:

      You are so right! Thanks for the comment! 🙂

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