Daughter of Maine’s 1st Black legislator named House speaker


              State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross receives applause after being elected Maine House speaker, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              The new Maine Legislature is sworn in, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Maine Gov. Janet Mills arrives to swear in the new Maine Legislature, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              The new Maine Legislature is sworn in, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross receives applause after being elected Maine House speaker, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              The new Maine Legislature is sworn in, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Maine Gov. Janet Mills arrives to swear in the new Maine Legislature, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              The new Maine Legislature is sworn in, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross receives applause after being elected Maine House speaker, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              The new Maine Legislature is sworn in, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Maine Gov. Janet Mills arrives to swear in the new Maine Legislature, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              The new Maine Legislature is sworn in, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              State Reps. Mana Abdi, D-Lewiston, left, and Deqa Dhalac, D-South Portland, attend their first session of the Maine Legislature, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. They are the first Somali-Americans elected to the Maine Legislature. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              State Rep.. Rachel Talbot Ross speaks after being sworn in as the first Black woman to serve as Maine House speaker, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            State Reps. Mana Abdi, D-Lewiston, left, and Deqa Dhalac, D-South Portland, attend their first session of the Maine Legislature, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. They are the first Somali-Americans elected to the Maine Legislature. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross acknowledges applause after being sworn in as the first Black woman to serve as Maine House speaker, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) State Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross speaks after being sworn in as the first Black woman to serve as Maine House speaker, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Daughter of Maine’s 1st Black legislator named House speaker