Preet Didbal has been elected as the mayor of Yuba city in California, becoming the first Sikh woman to hold the position in the United States. Dibal was appointed by the California city council and will be sworn in on December 5. There are other Sikh mayors across the country — Ravi Bhalla was elected earlier this month as mayor in Hoboken, New Jersey. However, Didbal is the first Sikh woman to be elected as mayor in the country, the report said. Didbal was elected to Yuba City Council in 2014 and is currently vice mayor. She is the first in her family to graduate from college.