Take that, Mr. President: Woman who gave the finger to Trump's car wins election

She was on a bike ride in 2017 and was photographed making the gesture as the president's motorcade went by.
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Juli Briskman shows her middle finger as a motorcade with President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Va. on Oct. 28, 2017.Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images file

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By Associated Press

LEESBURG, Va. — The woman who lost her job after displaying her middle finger at President Donald Trump's motorcade has won a seat on a county board of supervisors in Virginia.

With 99 percent of the vote reported by the Loudoun County Office of Elections Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Democrat Juli Briskman ahead of Republican incumbent Suzanne Volpe with 52 percent of the vote.

Among her goals, Briskman said she would increase transparency in local government.

Juli Briskman, who was fired after giving President Donald Trump's motorcade the middle finger while cycling and is running for a seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, onOct. 17, 2019, in Sterling, Va.Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images

Briskman was on a bike ride in October 2017 and was photographed making the gesture as Trump's motorcade went by.

She told her bosses what happened after the photo went viral and was asked to leave her government contracting job or face termination. She sued and won a severance claim, but her wrongful-termination lawsuit was dismissed.