19 black women ran for Texas county judge posts. Every single candidate won.

Tuesday night’s midterm elections had a series of historic firsts, including a record-breaking year for female candidates across the nation. but the results out of one Texas county may be the most feel good story of the year.

In Harris County Texas, 19 black woman ran for judge posts. And guess what? Every single candidate won their campaign.

The hashtag #Houston19 has become a rallying cry and celebratory corner of the internet for what many are calling the biggest electoral victory for black women in American history.


It’s another major victory for women of color and comes just a few months after a viral story out of Georgia where it was reported that every person in one city’s judiciary is a black woman.

Harris County covers most of the Houston area, which is the most diverse state in Texas. Still, overall, women of color make up just 19 percent of all judicial posts across America.

Seeing all 19 candidates win their elections is a feel good moment but it’s also an important reminder of how much work remains to be done to truly have our judicial system reflect those citizens it is tasked with serving.

SOURCE: iSTOCK

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