Rainbow Wave: By the Numbers

For the first time in U.S. history, openly LGBTQ candidates ran for elected office in all 50 states. At least 618 LGBTQ candidates ran for office and at least 399 will appear on ballots in November.

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Kate Brown
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Game Changer

Kate Brown

Governor of Oregon
Oregon
Kate is the first and only openly LGBTQ governor in the U.S.
Susan Ruiz
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Spotlight Candidate

Susan Ruiz

Kansas House of Representatives
Kansas
Susan will be one of the first two openly LGBTQ members of the Kansas Legislature
Sharice Davids
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Game Changer

Sharice Davids

U.S. House of Representatives
Kansas
Sharice will be the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Kansas and one of the first Native American women elected to Congress
Jared Polis
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Game Changer

Jared Polis

Governor of Colorado
Colorado
Jared will be the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States

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Hundreds of LGBTQ candidates won their races with the support of Victory Fund and supporters like you. Let’s work together to elect hundreds more.