A trans* woman who is running for the Orange County Commission in Florida could be the first transgender person elected to office in the Southeast.
Gina Duncan is a small business owner focusing her campaign on economic issues. She’s unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face a Republican incumbent in November.
Here’s the Advocate.com writeup of Duncan’s recent appearance in a TV segment for local media:
The segment focuses on her tireless campaign efforts and her emphasis on job growth in the region, treating her transgender identity as incidental, while acknowledging the potentially history-making nature of her candidacy, as she would be the first transgender person elected to office in the southeastern United States. Reporter Chase Cain does ask her when being transgender will not longer be an issue, and she says, “Maybe not in my lifetime, but someday being transgender means no more than being right- or left-handed.”
Good for her! Excited to see what comes of the race.
In 1900, to buy a dozen eggs, it took a little bit more than an hour’s worth of work for the average person. You were making about 21 cents an hour, and a dozen eggs cost about 23 cents. So that was a lot of work to serve your family a dozen eggs. So just to understand how much the prices have actually fallen over time, the typical wage now is about $23 an hour, and eggs are, you know, $1.69, maybe $2 depending on what you’re buying.
So it takes a fraction of your hour. You can make enough money to buy a dozen eggs in a matter of minutes these days.
For some reason, I can’t stop thinking about this quote. Chewy. —Sarah