But on a positive note, Benham wasn’t the only neurodiverse person to win their state legislative race on Tuesday. Yuh-Line Niou, who is also autistic, won reelection to the New York State Assembly. There have only been three autistic lawmakers to ever serve in a state’s legislature in the United States, a tally which also includes Texas House Representative Briscoe Cain.
In Louisiana, Rob Anderson finished third in his race for Congress.
In Upstate New York, Dylan Dailor lost his June primary.