Transgender candidate elected to Pennsylvania school board
ERIE, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania school board has a new, openly transgender member.
The Erie Times-News reports Tyler Titus won one of four open seats on the Erie School Board on Tuesday.
The Victory Fund, a political action committee dedicated to electing openly LGBT people, says 33-year-old Titus is the first openly transgender person ever elected in the state of Pennsylvania.
Titus is a clinical therapist and Democrat who won a write-in Democratic nomination in May.
Titus isn’t the only transgender candidate elected to public office Tuesday.
In Virginia, a transgender candidate defeated an incumbent lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.
Democrat Danica Roem will be the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States.