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Meet The Woman Who Hopes To Be Washington's First Transgender Legislator


Kaitlyn Beck, 20, of Vancouver, is running for a seat in the 49th Legislative District.

Kaitlyn Beck, 20, of Vancouver, is running for a seat in the 49th Legislative District.

Kaitlyn Beck wants to make history. Beck, of Vancouver, is running for a seat in the Washington Legislature.

At only 20 years old, she wouldn’t be able to legally drink during the legislative session and would be the youngest lawmaker. She would also be the first openly transgender person serving as a Washington state legislator.

Transgender people are still misunderstood in many corners of society, Beck said.

“By having normal people that don’t have daily interaction with transgender people be able to … look at their local newspaper or go online to Facebook and see a transgender person is running for office in their community, it definitely is going to shape that conversation into a more positive (one),” Beck said.

Read more at The Columbian.

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