Town Elects First Transgender Mayor

A small town in Western Oregon has elected the nation's first openly transgender Mayor.

Stu Rasmussen, a straight man who dresses like a woman, won Tuesday's Mayoral election in Silverton by 13 points. He's a native of the town who has actually served as Mayor during the 1990s.

Rasmussen says he can't wait to take office in January.


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  • by Unknown Location: North Carolina on Nov 8, 2008 at 07:35 PM
    The way he chooses to dress has nothing to do with his work performance. So you go Stu! Congratulations!! Good luck!!!!!!!
  • by Lisa Location: Silverton on Nov 7, 2008 at 03:24 PM
    I live in Silverton. I know Stu. He will be a great mayor...again.
  • by Red State Location: Washington Co. on Nov 7, 2008 at 10:14 AM
    And everyday in Silverton is a costume party! Sorry, but that's just creepy.
  • by Tookie on Nov 7, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    Oh well!
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 7, 2008 at 08:51 AM
    He's a clown, but so what...
  • by chipsNsalsa Location: Emerald Isle on Nov 7, 2008 at 08:44 AM
    YOU BETTER WORK GIRL!!!
  • by so Location: greenville on Nov 7, 2008 at 07:49 AM
    why does it matter about ones personal life if it doesnt affect their professional life?
  • by Kay Location: Washington, D.C. on Nov 7, 2008 at 06:20 AM
    Good for her! God Bless America. We mean what we say. Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!!! Rock on, Ms. Rasmussen.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2008 at 06:16 AM
    Its about time! Congratulations!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Nov 7, 2008 at 04:59 AM
    Sad
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