Adriano Espaillat Is the First Dominican-American to Be Elected Into Congress

While some Latinos are still coming to grips with the fact that Donald Trump won the presidential election, there's a silver lining: we're making history in other areas of office. Nevada's Catherine Cortez Masto is the first-ever Latina US senator-elect, and now, New York's Adriano Espaillat has the honor of being the first Dominican-American elected into Congress.

Congressman-elect Espaillat, 62, who is a formerly undocumented immigrant, was a fierce supporter of Hillary Clinton's campaign, and though his candidate of choice won't hold the highest office, he's dedicated to making a difference in his district, which includes upper Manhattan and a part of the Bronx.

Espaillat took to Twitter to express his gratitude to those who voted, writing, "I am deeply grateful to the people of the 13th Congressional District for electing me to serve as their next Congressman." What an amazing feat!