Black Gay Progressive Mondaire Jones Wins House Bid

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade:

It’s official: Voters in New York have gave final approval Tuesday night to U.S. House candidates Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, making them the first openly gay Black candidates elected to Congress.

Jones was elected in New York’s 15th congressional district in the Bronx and Torres prevailed in New York’s 17th congressional district upstate.

Jones, who won his primary in NY-15 by riding an insurgent wave against Democratic incumbents, said in a interview with the New York Times in July his primary win demonstrates voters have embraced progressive values on combating climate change and racial injustice.