Posted by on November 4, 2020 4:45 am
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Democratic New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres made history Tuesday night by becoming the first openly gay, Afro-Latino member of Congress after winning one of the country’s most Democratic-leaning House seats.

The 32-year-old City Council member defeated Republican Patrick Delices to become the next representative from the 15th Congressional District, which covers the South Bronx.

“Tonight, a new era begins for the South Bronx,” Torres said in a statement. “It is the honor of a lifetime to represent a borough filled with essential workers who have risked their lives so that New York City could live.

“The Bronx is essential, and the vibrant, loving and talented people who live here have shown time and

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