Lauren Scott is on her way to becoming the nation’s very first transgender state legislator.
The Nevada Republican clinched her nomination to represent a Nevada Assembly seat in a race that could have national implications.
“I have always been a moderate and I am willing to work with Democrats and Republicans to find solutions to the problems facing Nevada today,” Scott said in a statement after her victory.
Scott, the executive director of Equality Nevada, won 58 percent of the vote Tuesday in the state Assembly’s 30th District. source
If Scott wins in November, she could be the nation’s first openly transgender state legislator, though another transgender woman, Dana Beyer, is running in Maryland’s Democratic primary for a state Senate seat and so could also win that distinction.
Scott was as an active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force for nearly seven years.