Briefly noted: Washington Post profiles Ruiz, Woodard and Davis, first openly gay legislators in Kansas

Susan Ruiz, above, and Brandon Woodard will be the first two openly gay member of the legislature when they are sworn in.

Washington Post looks at “mini-rainbow wave” of incoming gay legislators in NEJC. The Washington Post on Friday published a feature profiling the victories of three northeast Johnson County candidates who are openly gay. Incoming state Reps. Susan Ruiz and Brandon Woodard and U.S. Rep Sharice Davids were part of a “mini-rainbow wave” in a state traditionally known for conservative politics. [In conservative Kansas, newly elected gay legislators try to make history — Washington Post]