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Over the last few decades, transgender individuals have been elected to public office in larger numbers, although the increases have been slow and incremental. While transgender officials, like all politicians, bring their life experiences to their work, their policy goals are not limited to issues that focus transgender people. At the same time, the election and appointment of transgender officials increases the visibility of the population, and the advocacy of those officials can help promote more transgender- positive laws and help remove discriminatory legislation.
As of 2021, 77 transgender, non-binary, intersex, and otherwise non-cisgender officials serve in public elected positions. This represents a nearly 5 fold increase since 2018, when only 16 openly transgender individuals had 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 up to serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy from 2015 until January 2017.
- 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. She has since been arrested again, this time for felony distribution of child sexual abuse images. 
- Lauren Scott, Commissioner of Nevada Equal Rights Commission – 2012. First transgender person to win a Republican primary election for a state legislative office.
- Barbra Casbar Siperstein, Member of the Democratic National Committee (New Jersey) – 2012.
- Vered Meltzer, City Council in Appleton, Wisconsin, District 2 – 2014.
- Aime Wichtendahl – elected to the Hiawatha, Iowa, City Council – 2015. She is the first openly trans woman elected to government in Iowa.
- 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.
- Michelle Risher, Elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon Stonewall (LGBTQ+) Caucus. (DPO)
- Betsy Driver, elected to Flemington (NJ) town council – First openly intersex person to be elected to office in the United States. Driver was later elected as mayor of Flemington, again the first openly intersex person to do so.
- 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 both win election and be seated to a state legislature. Stacie Laughton had been elected in 2012, but 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.
- Traci Baker, Secretary of Libertarian Party of Oklahoma – First transgender person elected in Oklahoma and first openly transgender person to be elected as a state level executive for a recognized political party in the United States
- 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
- Honey Mahogany, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, 17th District – First Black trans person to hold office in California.
- Monika Nemeth, Neighborhood Commissioner, Washington D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission, 3F06 – First trans person to hold public office in Washington, D.C.
- 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
- Venn Sage Wylde, Non-binary Precinct Committee Person, Multnomah County, Oregon
- Émilia Decaudin, First openly transgender member of the New York State Democratic Committee. She was elected to this position in September, before later coming out as transgender in August 2019. She would later be elected as one of two of the first openly transgender Democratic District Leaders in New York State.
- Brianna Westbrook, Former Vice-chair of the Democratic Party of Arizona – First transgender person to be elected a vice-chair of a state Democratic Party.
- Michelle Risher, First Vice-chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) – First transgender person to be elected a first, senior, or second vice-chair of a state or territorial Democratic party and to be next in the line of succession to the party chair.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aime Wichtendahl – is re-elected to the Hiawatha City Council, running unopposed.
- Veronica Pejril, elected to the Greencastle, Indiana City Council, – the first openly transgender elected official in Indiana.
- Air Rhodes, elected to the Beacon, New York Council, – the first openly LGBTQ elected official in Beacon.
- Stephanie Byers, elected to the Kansas House of Representatives. The first openly trans woman of color to serve in and to be elected to a state legislature and the first Native American trans person to hold elected office in the United States.
- Rosemary Ketchum, elected to Wheeling, West Virginia's City Council on June 9, 2020. The first out trans person to be elected to public office in the State. Elected June 2020.
- Pluto Brand, elected to State Chair of the Indiana Green Party. First Trans/Intersex person to be the leader of a State Political Party in the State of Indiana, 2018 Elected Vice-chair of the Indiana Green Party
- Émilia Decaudin, Elected Democratic District Leader for New York's 37th State Assembly District, on June 23. She, along with Melissa Sklarz, are the first openly transgender District Leaders in New York State. She had also been serving on the New York State Democratic Committee since 2018, and was that body's first transgender member upon coming out.
- Melissa Sklarz, Elected Democratic District Leader for New York's 30th State Assembly District, on June 23. She, along with Émilia Decaudin, are the first openly transgender District Leaders in New York State.
- Blaizen Bloom, Elected to Press-Secretary of the Green Party of Virginia. Elected August 8, 2020. (non-binary/gender fluid)
- Taylor Small, Elected to Vermont House of Representatives, representing Winooski and Burlington (Chittenden 6–7 district).
- Christopher Kalcich, Elected to Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania's Borough Council. The first transgender elected official in Snyder County and Central PA.
- Honey Mahogany, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, 17th District – 3rd Vice Chair – First black trans person elected in the State of California.
- Sarah McBride, elected to the Delaware state senate on November 3, 2020, and sworn on January 12, 2021. First transgender state senator in United States history.
- Michelle Risher, Elected to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by the Democratic Party of Oregon's state central committee. Risher is only the second transgender Democrat elected to the DNC and the first to be their state party's only elected female DNC member.
- Mauree Turner, elected to the Oklahoma State House of Representatives. They are the first non-binary state legislator and the only current transgender state legislator of color.
- Ashley Shade, Chair of the Massachusetts Libertarian Party. She is the first transgender person to be elected Chair of a State Party in Massachusetts. Elected March 20, 2021.
- Blaizen Bloom, Elected to Non-Male Cochair of the Green Party of Virginia. Elected April 5, 2021. (non-binary/gender fluid)
- Rachel Nyx, Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of California. She is the first openly transgender person to be elected Vice Chair of a State Party in California. Elected May 16, 2021.
- Ashley Shade, Elected to City Council North Adams, Massachusetts November 2, 2021. She is the first transgender person to be elected in North Adams and in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
- Lisa Middleton, previously a city council member of Palm Springs, was elected mayor of Palm Springs in late 2021.
- Hayden Gise, Elected Neighborhood Commissioner, Washington D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission, 3C01 – Second Trans person to hold public office in Washington, D.C.
- Pluto Brand, Elected to State Chair of the Indiana Green Party. First Trans/Intersex person to be the leader of a State Political Party in the State of Indiana see 2020 Elected Chair of the Indiana Green Party, 2018 Elected Vice-chair of the Indiana Green Party 
- Rebecca Blankenship, member of the Berea Community School Board. She is the first openly transgender elected official in Kentucky.
- Zooey Zephyr, Elected to the 100th District of the Montana House of Representatives. She is the first openly transgender elected official in the Montana Legislature.
- Clare Killman, Elected to Carbondale City Council. Killman is the first transgender city council member in the state of Illinois.
- Olivia Hill, elected as a member-at-large of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County. Hill is the first transgender elected official in Tennessee.
- Danica Roem, elected to Virginia Senate, first transgender State Senator in Virginia history, second nationally.
- Uzoma Asagwara, member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba – 2019.
- Jamie Lee Hamilton, Board of directors of the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society – 2008.
- Catherine McKenney, Ottawa City Councilor – 2014.
- Micheline Montreuil, Member of the NDP Federal Council – 2008.
- Estefania Cortes-Vargas, member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta – 2015–2019.
- Lisa Lachance, member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly – 2021. (genderqueer) 
- 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.
- Amita Kuttner, interim leader of the Green Party of Canada
- Blake Desjarlais, MP for Edmonton Griesbach and the first openly two-spirit individual to serve in Parliament – 2021
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- Jowelle de Souza, sworn into the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago on February 15, 2022. First transgender parliamentarian in Caribbean history.
- Mara Pérez Reynoso, holder of the non-discrimination area in the Ministry of Security, first transgender public official in Argentina's government – 2016.
- París Galán, first trans person to win elective office – 2015.
- Érica Malunguinho da Silva, first trans person elected to a State Congress – 2018.
- Duda Salabert, first trans city councilor elected in Belo Horizonte – 2020.
- Erika Hilton, first trans person elected to the Federal Congress, along Duda Salabert – 2022
- Alejandra González, Councilwoman for Lampa – 2004.
- Zuliana Araya, Councilwoman for Valparaiso – 2016.
- Emilia Schneider, Congresswoman for district 10 – 2022.
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- Tessa Ganserer, member of the Bundestag for Alliance 90/The Greens.
- Camille Cabral, Council of the 17th arrondissement of Paris – 2001.
- Marie Cau, first openly transgender mayor in France
- Edward Lord, Councilman for the City of London for the Liberal Democrats (2001–present; openly non-binary from 2018).
- Jenny Bailey, Civic Leader of Cambridge City Council, Councillor for East Chesterton ward, and Mayor of Cambridge for the Liberal Democrats (2002–2008).
- Jamie Wallis, Member of Parliament for Bridgend for the Conservative Party (UK) (2019–present; openly transgender from 2022).
- Nikki Sinclaire, Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands for We Demand a Referendum Now (2009–2014).
- Sarah Brown, Member of Cambridge City Council for Petersfield for the Liberal Democrats (2010–2014).
- Anwen Muston, Member of City of Wolverhampton Council for East Park for the Labour Party (2016–present).
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- Helen Belcher, Member of Wiltshire Council for the Liberal Democrats (2021–present).
- Little Brighouse, Member of Powys County Council for Disserth and Trecoed with Newbridge (2022–present).
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- Isla Wrathmell, Member of Lambeth London Borough Council for the Labour Party (2022–present).
- Chris Northwood, Member of Manchester City Council for the Liberal Democrats (2023–present).
- Raphael Hill, Member of Brighton and Hove City Council for the Green Party (2023–present).
- Violet Bonetta, Member of East Devon District Council for the Labour party (2023–present).
- Hannah Phillips, Member of Lymington and Pennington Town Council for the Liberal Democrats (2023–present). 
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- Gianmarco Negri, mayor of Tromello, Province of Pavia – 2019.
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- Carla Antonelli, Deputy in the Assembly of Madrid for the Spanish Socialists Workers Party (PSOE) – 2011.
- Lina Axelsson Kihlblom, Minister for Schools in Andersson Cabinet.
- 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.
- Mia Mulder, Councillor in the municipality of Sollentuna for the Left Party.
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- Kamla Kinnar (aka Kamla "Bua"), Mayor of Sagar, Madhya Pradesh – 2009.
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- Aya Kamikawa, transgender female assembly member for Tokyo’s Setagaya ward – 2003.
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