List of transgender political office-holders
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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.
- Joanne Marie Conte, elected to Arvada, Colorado's City Council in 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. In 2018, Garrison took office again when Ayanna Pressley was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She was appointed as the at-large representative for the City Council of Boston.
- Amanda Simpson, Commissioner of the City of Tucson Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Commission - 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.
- Claire Elizabeth Hall, Commissioner of Lincoln County, Oregon - 2004. Hall transitioned in June 2018 while serving as commissioner.
- Michelle Bruce, City Council Member of 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 of the Centralia, Missouri Municipal Council - 2006.
- Kim Coco Iwamoto, Member of Hawaii Board of Education - 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 person 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.
- Vered Meltzer, City Council in Appleton, Wisconsin, District 2 - 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.
- Boudicca Walsh, an openly trans woman elected to the Thurston County Democrats 
- Gerri Cannon, Somersworth (N.H.) 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.
- Brianna Titone, Colorado House of Representatives, 27th District
- Gerri Cannon, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 18th District
- Lisa Bunker, New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 18th District
- Monika Nemeth, Washington D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission
- Kathryn Ottersten, Fairbanks City Council, Alaska
- Liz Lyke, Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, Alaska
- Pluto (Brand) Vice Chair Indiana Green Party - First Transgender/Intersex person to be elected in the State of Indiana, First Transgender/Intersex person to be elected U.S. Green Party
- Brianna Westbrook, Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Arizona - First transgender person to be elected a vice-chair of a state Democratic Party. Elected January 26th, 2019.
- Michelle Risher, First Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) and Immediate Past Chair of the DPO Stonewall Caucus. Elected in the first round of voting as the woman vice chair of the DPO on March 17, 2019, Risher is a co-equal first vice chair of the DPO and equal with her male counterpart as the second-highest first in the line of succession to the chair. Risher is the first and only elected transperson elected a first, senior, or second vice chair, to the chair of any state, district, or territorial Democratic Party. Additionally, she is the highest ranking elected transgender person in the history of the aforementioned Democratic parties. 
- Brandy Fortson, member of the Corvallis, Oregon School Board (non-binary)
- Ashley Shade, Treasurer of the Massachusetts Libertarian Party. She is the first transgender person to be elected treasurer of a Libertarian State Party and first elected Transgender State Party Officer in Massachusetts. Elected July 14, 2019.
- Rachel Johnson, At-Large Representative of the Libertarian Party of California.
- Donna Price, Vice-Chair of the Albemarle County, Virginia Board of Supervisors (Scottsville Magisterial District). The first transgender Supervisor and second elected public official in the State. Elected November 2019.
- Rosemary Ketchum, elected to Wheeling, WV's City Council on June 9, 2020. The first out trans person to be elected to public office in the State. Elected June 2020.
- 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; previously a 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.
- Diane Marie Rodríguez Zambrano, alternate member of the National Assembly representing Guayas Province - 2017.
- Christian Schenk, Member of the Bundestag for the Independent Women’s Association Party - 1990.
- Camille Cabral, Council of the 17th arrondissement of Paris - 2001.
- Marie Cau, first openly transgender mayor in France
- 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.
- Gianmarco Negri, mayor of Tromello, Province of Pavia - 2019.
- Manuela Trasobares, Town Councilor in Geldo - 2007.
- Carla Antonelli, Deputy in the Assembly of Madrid for the Spanish Socialists Workers Party (PSOE) - 2011.
- Alexandra Ward-Slotte, Councillor in the municipality of Stenungsund for the liberal-conservative Moderate party. LGBTQ-activist and Vice president of west pride.
- Lukas Romson, Swedish politician for the Socialdemocratic party. Brother of Åsa Romson, former deputy prime minister.
- 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 Katni, central Madhya Pradesh. Elected in 2000, she was India's first transgender mayor. In 2002, a judge in Madhya Pradesh ruled that she was legally male and could not hold an office reserved for women.
- Asha Devi, Mayor of Gorakhpur, eastern Uttar Pradesh - 2001.
- Kamla "Bua" Kinnar, Mayor of Sagar, Madhya Pradesh - 2009.
- Madhu Kinnar, Mayor of the Raigarh Municipal Corporation - 2015.
- Aya Kamikawa, transgender female assembly member for Tokyo’s Setagaya ward - 2003.
- Tomoya Hosoda, transgender male city council member of the city of Iruma in the Saitama Prefecture - 2017.
- Maria Akasaka, transgender female assembly member in the Kameoka City Council member in Kyoto Prefecture - 2019.
- Ayako Fuchigami, transgender female assembly member in the Hokkaido Prefectural Assembly representing Sapporo's Higashi-ku ward - 2019.
- Audrey Tang, Minister without portfolio - 2016
- Yollada Suanyot, representative of Mueang Nan District on the Provincial Administration Organization for Nan Province - 2012.
- Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, first openly transgender MP in the House of Representatives.
- Hazreen Shaik Daud, transgender woman, political secretary of Teh Yee Cheu from the Democratic Action Party representing Tanjung Bungah in the Penang State Legislative Assembly - 2013.
- Rania Zara Medina, transgender woman, trans health consultant by the Ministry of Health Malaysia in the Country Coordinating Mechanism committee.
- Niluka Ekanayake, Governor of Central Province - 2016-2018, Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province April 2018- December 2018.
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