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Historic Firsts in the 2022 Midterms: Youth and LGBTQ+ Representation Saw Big Advances

In Maryland, 25-year-old Uruguayan immigrant Joe Vogel won his race to become the state’s first Gen Z legislator. According to his campaign website, Vogel champions LGBTQ+ rights and gun violence prevention.

“The generational challenges we face call for a new generation of leadership," Vogel said on Twitter. "I’m ready to fight for the future of my community, my state, and my country.”

Fortesa Latifi, Teen Vogue

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