Washington (CNN) A Maryland lawmaker made history on Wednesday when she became the first woman and first African-American elected as the state’s House speaker.

Del. Adrienne Jones was unanimously voted as speaker after the two Democratic candidates who were vying for the job stepped aside to nominate her.

“Wow, I didn’t think I would be here this time when I left out my house this morning,” Jones said after she was sworn in, according to video from CNN affiliate WBAL-TV.


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