New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-CortezNew York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-CortezScott Eisen/Getty Images

The 2018 midterm elections, which captured the attention of the nation perhaps as much as any presidential election, saw history made on multiple fronts.

A diverse set of candidates won big victories in states across the country on Tuesday night as people voted at recorded levels

Beyond the seismic shift in the makeup of Congress, here are people who made history on an individual level in this year’s midterm elections.