Calaveras County voters have elected a gay man to the Board of Supervisors. Martin Huberty is believed to be the first out candidate to be elected to the board, in a predominately Republican county that voted 61% for Donald Trump in 2020.Huberty received 55% of the vote, according to unofficial returns.

His only opponent in the June 7 election was Lisa Muetterties, who was endorsed by the county’s Republican Central Committee.

Huberty was way ahead in the early count but waited until late Friday afternoon, June 10, to declare victory.”I am humbled by your support and honored to represent you as your supervisor,” Huberty wrote on his Facebook page. “Thank you is not enough for your confidence in me.