The midterms brought historic wins for women and minorities in Congress.
Zimmerman, Jones, Coxx, Mejia, Scott, and Osmena — those names combined made history for Filipinos in the 2018 midterms.
According to the National Federation of Filipino American Associations, this is the highest number of Pinoys who ran for Congress.
Aside from the major Filipino participation, across the U.S. a handful of firsts were also celebrated.
As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest congresswoman, at the age of 29, Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first Native American women elected to Congress.
Republican Jared Polis made history as well in Colorado being the first openly gay man to win a governor’s race in the U.S.
Lou Leon Guerrero also won as the first female governor of Guam.
Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar of the Minnesota Democratic-farmer-labor party will become the first Muslim women in Congress.
It was a historic election year as a whole for women who ran and won.
As of early Wednesday morning, media projection saw 96 women would win House races, with 31 women newly elected to the house and 65 female incumbents.
The previous record was 85 representatives, according to the Congressional research service.
As for President Trump, he too had some historic feats to cheer about.
In an early Wednesday morning tweet storm, Trump celebrated his parties wins in the Senate and credits his campaign for helping some GOP senators’ wins.
A pundit even pointed out that this is only the 5th time in the last 105 years that a sitting president gained more Senate seats in a midterm election.
Trump did congratulate the presumptive new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, going as far as saying he would help her get Republican votes if necessary.
For Filipinos, the next step is to hope history is made in the next elections by voting in more representation on the national level.