It’s official. 2020 is the year of the Republican woman. Back in 2018, Rep. Elise Stefanik noticed something glaring — the lack of Republican women in Congress. She was determined to increase the number of GOP women on the Hill. Rep. Stefanik and a number of conservative organizations got to work. At the time of publication, we will now have a record of 32 Republican women in Congress come January 2021. In addition to that historic moment, there will many Republican women who broke barriers with their election. While the mainstream media might not celebrate their successes, we absolutely will!
Ladies, we will have a new Republican woman in the Senate! Cynthia Lummis made history this election by becoming the first woman to represent Wyoming in the United States Senate. She previously served in the US House of Representatives and is described as a conservative Republican.
After a hard fought House race, Republican Michelle Steel triumphed against incumbent Democrat Harley Rouda. She made history as one of the first Korean American woman to be elected to United States Congress along with Young Kim and Marilyn Strickland. She was previously a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and served on various commissions in the George W. Bush and Trump administrations.
Like Michelle Steel, Young Kim will history as one of the first Korean American woman to be elected to United States Congress. She has had a tight race with incumbent Democrat Gil Cisneros, but it’s looking like she will pull off an upset. Not many outlets have called the race yet, but it’s looking more and more clear that Kim will be in Congress next year. If she prevails, Kim will represent California’s 39th congressional district and is described a fiscal conservative.
Stephanie Bice made history this election by becoming the first Iranian-American to be elected to Congress. She defeated incumbent Democrat Kendra Horn to represent Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district. Bice is described as one of Oklahoma’s most effective conservative leaders.
Nancy Mace is used to making history. She was the first female to graduate from the Citadel military college. Now, she’s making history again by being the first Republican woman elected to Congress from South Carolina. Mace has been one of the most fiscally conservative members of the South Carolina General Assembly.
Republicans let out a sigh of relief when Susan Collins kept hold of her Maine Senate seat after a contentious race against Democrat Sara Gideon. She was targeted by many progressive organizations and superPACs hoping to push her out, but Susan Collins prevailed. After pulling off a decisive victory, Susan Collins made history as the longest serving Republican female senator in United States history.
Yvette Herrell is the first Cherokee woman elected to United States Congress as well as the first Republican Native American woman elected to Congress. She won her race against incumbent Democrat Xochitl Torres Small. Herrell served 4 terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives. She prides herself as a experienced legislator, successful business owner, and lifelong New Mexican with rural roots.
Lauren Boebert first made headlines when she challenged former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke about his proposals on guns. Now, she’s making history as the first mom, the first woman, and the youngest person ever elected to represent Colorado’s third congressional district.