List of transgender politicians
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Over the last few decades, transgender individuals have been able to obtain elected and appointed political office in many parts of the world. Transgender individuals have different life experiences and thus policy goals, ranging from access to restrooms and health care, to protection from discrimination and violence. Because of this, the election and appointment of transgender officials can potentially change discriminating legislation. As of 2018, only 16 openly transgender individuals have been elected to office in the United States. A few transgender individuals who have been elected, were not open about their gender identity, and were later outed.
- 1 North America
- 2 South America
- 3 Europe
- 4 Asia
- 5 Oceania
- 6 References
- Joanne Marie Conte, Arvada’s City Council - 1991. 
- Althea Garrison (R), Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 5th Suffolk District - 1992. Garrison is the first transgender person to serve in state legislation, however, not openly. She was later outed. 
- Amanda Simpson, Commissioner on the City of Tucson Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Commission in 2001. Later Simpson was elected or appointed to many different positions from Precinct Committeeperson to her current position as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy in 2015. 
- Michelle Bruce, City Council (Riverdale, Georgia) - 2004. Bruce was sued by her political opponents for fraud because she allegedly misled voters concerning her gender. The Georgia Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bruce. 
- Jessica Orsini, alderwoman in Centralia, Missouri - 2006. 
- Kim Coco Iwamoto, Hawaii Board of Education in 2006. Iwamoto was later appointed to the Hawaii Council of Human Affairs. 
- Stu Rasmussen, Mayor of Silverton, Oregon - 2008. 
- Victoria Kolakowski, Superior Court Judge of Alameda County, California, Superior Court - 2010. First transgender elected judge. 
- Stacie Laughton, New Hampshire House of Representatives. Though Laughton was the first openly transgender person elected to state legislature, she was forced to resign before taking office after past felonies became public - 2012. 
- Lauren Scott, Commissioner of Nevada Equal Rights Commission - 2012. 
- Barbra Casbar Siperstein, Member of the Democratic National Committee (New Jersey) - 2012. 
- Gypsy Vered Meltzer, City Council in Appleton, Wisconsin Executive Director - 2014. 
- Jordan Evans, Board of Trustees of the Public Library for Charlton, Massachusetts - 2016. 
- Jess Herbst, Mayor of New Hope, and first openly trans mayor to hold office in Texas, though not elected - 2016. 
- Jay Irwin, School Board Member of Ralston, Nebraska. First openly trans man to be elected to office - 2016. 
- Rachael Rose Luckey, Board Member of the Rampart Village Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles, CA - 2017. 
- Claire Elizabeth Hall, Lincoln County Commissioner, Newport, OR. Transitioned June 2018. 
November 7th, 2017
- Gerri Cannon, Somersworth School Board.
- Phillipe Cunningham, Minneapolis City Council, 4th Ward - First openly trans man of color to be elected to office. 
- Danica Roem, Virginia House of Delegates, 13th District - First openly transgender person to be seated to a state legislature. Stacie Laughton resigned before being seated. 
- Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City Council, 8th Ward - First openly transgender black woman to be elected to office. 
- Stephe Koontz, Doraville City Council, 3rd District.
- Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs City Council.
- Tyler Titus, Erie City School District, School Board.
- Raven Matherne, Stamford Board of Representatives.
- Jamie Lee Hamilton, Board of directors of the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society. - 2008. 
- Micheline Montreuil, Member of the NDP Federal Council. - 2008.
- Estefania Cortes-Vargas, member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. - 2015.
- Julie Lemieux, Mayor of Très-Saint-Rédempteur in Quebec and first openly transgender mayor in Canada. - 2017. 
- Lyra Evans, School Board Trustee in Ottawa was the first openly transgender school trustee in Canada and previously the first transgender candidate for member of provincial parliament in Ontario. - 2018.
- Mara Pérez Reynoso, holder of the non-discrimination area in the Ministry of Security, first transgender public official in Argentina's government - 2016.
- Alejandra González, Councilwoman for Lampa - 2004.
- Zuliana Araya, Councilwoman for Valparaiso - 2016.
- Luisa Revilla Urcia, Councillor in La Esperanza in the province of Trujillo - 2014. 
- Christian Schenk, Member of the Bundestag for the Independent Women’s Association Party - 1990. 
- Jenny Bailey, Civic Leader of Cambridge City Council East Chesterton ward (councilor) - 2002. 
- Nikki Sinclaire, Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands - 2009. 
- Sarah Brown, Cambridge City Councillor Petersfield Ward - 2010. 
- Anwen Muston, Member of Wolverhampton City Council for East Park - 2016. 
- Vladimir Luxuria, Chamber of Deputies by the Lazio 1 constituency in Rome(Member of Palriament in Europe) - 2006. 
- Manuela Trasobares, Town Councilor in Geldo - 2007. 
- Carla Antonelli, Deputy in the Assembly of Madrid for the Spanish Socialists Workers Party (PSOE) - 2011.
- Júlia Mendes Pereira, Member of the Left Bloc national board - 2014-2018.
- Shabnam "Mausi" Bano, Member of the Madhya Pradesh State Legislative Assembly - 1998. 
- Kamla Jaan, Mayor of the Raigarh Municipal Corporation - 2000.
- Asha Devi Aryanayakam, Mayor of Gorakhpur, eastern Uttarr Pradesh - 2000.
- Madhu Kinnar, Mayor of the Raigarh Municipal Corporation - 2015.
- Audrey Tang, Minister without portfolio - 2016
- Yollada Suanyot, Mueang Nan District on the Provincial Administration Organization of Nan Province - 2012. 
- Hazreen Shaik Daud, Political secretary to Tanjung Bungah State Assemblyman The Yee Cheu of the Demcoatic Action Party - 2013. 
- Nikula Ekanayake, Governor Central Province - 2016. 
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