Get to know the Black candidates who have made history in the 2020 U.S. Election

Mildred Europa Taylor November 05, 2020
Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones. Photos: AP/Human Rights Campaign

Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones

The two Democrats are now the first openly gay Black men to be elected to Congress. Torres becomes the first openly gay Afro-Latino elected to Congress after being elected to represent New York’s 15th Congressional District. Torres, 32, defeated Republican Patrick Delices in the district and will now replace Representative José Serrano. Jones, 33, was elected as the representative to New York’s 17th congressional district, including areas of Rockland and Westchester Counties.


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