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Long Beach voters are on track to usher in two historic firsts for the region: sending the first LGBTQ immigrant to Congress and electing the city’s first Black mayor.
Robert Garcia, the current mayor of Long Beach, is set to become the first openly gay immigrant in the U.S. House of Representatives, after a decisive showing from voters in the 42nd Congressional District, which includes Long Beach and southeastern Los Angeles County.
Although official election results haven’t been certified, Garcia was projected to win in the heavily Democratic district and has declared victory.
On Wednesday, he tweeted that he received an “incredibly gracious and inspiring call from President Joe Biden.”
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