Historic Wins in 2018 Midterm Election

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

History was made in the 2018 midterm elections with the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. In Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids defeated four-term Republican Kevin Yoder. Ms. Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. She joins Congress as a lawyer and former mixed martial arts fighter. In New Mexico, Democrat Deb Haaland defeated Republican nominee Janice Arnold-Jones.  Ms. Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna. In her campaign, she stated the importance of Native Americans having more representation on crucial issues, including health care and the environment.