Incoming Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan made history on Election Night, becoming the first Native American woman to be elected to a constitutional office anywhere in the country. When she takes the oath of office in January she will be the highest ranking elected official in the country of native descent.

Flanagan paid a visit to her alma mater to chat with St. Louis Park High School students about her roots in this Twin Cities suburb and the historic election results. Almanac reporter Mary Lahammer, also a St. Louis Park alum, joined her and looked ahead to Flanagan’s upcoming tenure at the State Capitol.

Flanagan is leading a transition advisory board with members from across the state that will make hiring and policy recommendations to the incoming Walz-Flanagan administration.