Sharice Davids was Kansas’ first Native American and gay candidacy for Congress after the respective close of the six-candidate primary.
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With your Congress-primary-victory, Sharice Davids is a step closer is moved to make history: if she wins in November, you’ll be the first lesbian Native American woman ever voted into Congress.
David, 38, beat the other five Kansas Democratic primaries for Congress in the 3rd congressional district. She will face incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder in the fall.
“The fact that we will see in 2018, and we are still, all of these premieres mind-boggling to me,” David told The Guardian. “If I stop and think about it, it is a part of this movement, makes me very proud is happening in our country. I feel like we all have a role to play.”
“This unprecedented number of women running for office – me and a couple of other candidates, the local women are – makes me very proud,” she added.
David is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a tribe of native American people in Wisconsin.
Read it to know more for a look at five things about David.
She has a degree in law
Sharice Davids addresses of their trailers to a Wide stone and Deli in Kansas City.
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David attended Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas before he finally graduated from Johnson County Community College, according to her campaign website.
Later, she attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received her degree in law at the Cornell Law School.
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She worked as a lawyer for an Indian reservation in South Dakota before taking a job in the White house.
She competed professionally in mixed martial arts
David won her first professional mixed-martial-arts-fight in November 2013. She told The Guardian, she was passionate about the sport as a child, but was not able to train until she was growing up in school, because it’s too expensive.
She participated in the amateur and professional levels.
She also has her training as a MMA fighter in a campaign video.
“It is 2018, and women, Indians, homosexuals, the unemployed, and to fight among busy as hell, just to survive,” David said in the ad, as it is punching a bag. “It is clear that Trump and the Republicans in Washington don’t give a damn.”
David worked in the White house
David was one of 16 people picked up to work in the White house as a member in the transitional period between presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, according to her campaign website. Their experiences in Washington, DC, fueled her foray into politics.
“He pushed me a little faster in something like running for office,” she told The Guardian.
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She worked with former transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, according to an online biography.
You started a podcast and coffee company
Sharice Davids started a podcast with your brother is to highlight entrepreneurs in Kansas City.
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Together with her brother David, the “Starty pants” podcast about entrepreneurs in and around Kansas City, focusing on women, people of color and LGBTQ founders created, according to their campaign website.
The podcast was created to to celebrate “the people, breaks the mould of what an entrepreneur or start-up founder looks like,” your website.
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David also entrepreneurship curriculum, developed at a high school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, according to her podcast biography.
In South Dakota, David also Hoka Coffee Company began, the bill itself as an “indigenous from the ground to the Cup.” His Facebook page, the company said lockable 2017 “due to the limited resources”, but said it could come back at some point.
She was not the most progressive candidate in the primary
David was not the most progressive candidate in the primary, the noted liberal website ThinkProgress. One of your opponents, Brent welder, had the support of a 2016 presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of the Democratic socialist darling, and as a result an incumbent Congressman in New York in the primaries earlier this year.
But David has been supported by EMILY’s List, an abortion-rights advocacy group, and supported in the Democratic primary by the Kansas City Star newspaper.
David has called for the treatment of gun violence as a public health crisis. It is also adopted critical of the tax cuts of the trump management.
On your campaign website, David is also the fight for the protection for IF-receiver and against the voters restrictions, promises.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.