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.