She is running for a U.S. House seat in Kansas.
Sharice Davids is an ex-mixed martial arts fighter, a lesbian, an entrepreneur and Native American. She can also add Democratic nominee for a U.S. House seat in Kansas to that list.
On Tuesday she won the primary in Kansas' 3rd district and she will face opponent Kevin Yoder (R) come November.
“I have a lived experience that we need to see more of on all kinds of fronts, from having started off with an associate’s [degree] at a community college to being raised by a single mom, being a first generation college student,” she said prior to the election. “These things are not at all out of the ordinary for a lot of people in this country, but they are very out of the ordinary for the people who represent us in Congress.”
Davids, 38 is also an attorney who joins over 400 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer candidates running for office this year.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Friday named Davids its “red-to-blue” list of top-tier candidates which means she is eligible for organizational and fundraising help and staff resources.
“As the daughter of a single mother Army veteran, Sharice Davids is running to be a voice for hardworking Kansas families,” committee chairman Ben Ray Luján said in a statement. “Sharice will work to protect affordable health care and expand opportunity for all Kansans. Sharice emerges from her hard-fought primary with the grassroots energy and momentum needed to flip this seat in her historic bid for Congress.”