Meet America's (Shockingly Small) Pool of Trans Elected Officials

As part of Transgender Awareness Week, we take a look at the men and women who are finally breaking the glass ceiling of elected office.

BY Neal Broverman

November 14 2012 5:00 AM ET

Jessica Orsini, alderwoman
Straight-shooter Jessica Orsini gained many fans when she was elected as alderwoman in Centralia, Mo., in 2006. Not only was she candid about her trans status, she openly discussed her pagan beliefs. Orsini would see herself reelected two more times before declining a fourth run this year.

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