Leigh Finke, wins DFL Primary, one step closer to becoming State's first transgender lawmaker

Leigh Finke, won the DFL primary in House District 66A, likely making her the first transgender lawmaker in the Minnesota House. 

"I am full of gratitude & excitement this morning. Thank you all for your kindnesses. There’s so much work yet to do. But today let’s enjoy our historic primary win. There’s time for whatever comes next," Finke wrote in a Facebook post after her primary win over Dave Thomas. 

Finke will face Trace Johnson in the general election this November is a district that the previous DFL candidate won by 50 points in 2020.