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Kim Coco Iwamoto

First out trans person to win election to state office

Kim Coco Iwamoto won election to the Hawaii Board of Education in 2006, becoming the first out trans person to win state office and one of the first out trans people elected in the United States. Iwamoto served two terms on the board and was appointed to the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission by Governor Neil Abercrombie in 2012. In 2020, Iwamoto lost her race for the Hawaii House of Representatives by just 167 votes.

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (2012 – 2016)

Hawaii Board of Education (2006 – 2011)

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