About

Victory Campaign Board

The Victory Campaign Board is a national group of community leaders who are actively engaged in helping to elect more openly LGBTQ voices to public office. Elected by their peers to renewable two-year terms, VCB members promote the work of Victory Fund, help recruit qualified openly LGBTQ candidates to run for office, endorse Victory Fund’s candidates, and provide the financial resources to help them win.

Members of the VCB:

  • Endorse Candidates: VCB members vote to approve all candidates endorsed by Victory Fund.
  • Identify Political Talent: As Victory Fund’s eyes and ears in their communities, VCB members help identify qualified openly LGBTQ individuals to run for public office.
  • Promote Victory Fund’s Mission: VCB members act as Victory Fund’s ambassadors in their communities and engage others in the organization’s political and fundraising work.
  • Raise Critical Funds: The VCB is the engine behind Victory Fund’s political success. VCB members raise crucial campaign funds that help Victory Fund’s candidates win races across the country. VCB members raise or give $5,000 to Victory Fund endorsed candidates each year and help raise critical funds for the organization so that we can help our candidates win.

Victory Campaign Board Members

Leadership

Sue Burnside, (Co-Chair) Los Angeles, CA
Chris Massicotte, (Co-Chair) Washington, DC and Key West, FL
Jim Schmidt, (Endorsement Chair) Nashville, TN

Eastern Caucus

Matthew McClellan, Washington, DCEastern Caucus Chair
Jake Abbott, Washington, DC
Matthew Albert, Washington, DC
Jason Burns, Alexandria, VA
David Catania, Washington, DC
Mark Dann, Washington, DC
Mason Dettloff, Brooklyn, NY
Joe Forte, Bound Brook, NJ
Karl Frisch, Fairfax, VA
Tyler Griffin, New York, NY
Amos Goodman, East Hampton, NY
Sara Jacobson, Philadelphia, PA
Joshua Kelley, Washington, DC
John Klenert, Washington, DC
Joel Kopperud, Washington, DC
Mason Lane, Philadelphia, PA
Desiree Luckey, Washington, DC
Ashley Lunkenheimer, Media, PA
Chris Massicotte, Washington, DC
Matt McDermott, New York City, NY
Kirk McPike, Alexandria, VA
Ted Miller, Washington, DC
Jill Normington, Washington, DC

Jordan Nye, Washington, DC
Kagen Parks, Washington, DC
Nick Plagge, Philadelphia, PA
Valerie Ploumpis, Washington, DC
Gregory Reed, New York, NY
David Reid, Washington, DC
Aaron Ridings, Washington, DC
Brandon Riker, Brattleboro, VT
Brandon Roman, Washington, DC
Jessica Rothchild, Scranton, PA
Dylan Schwartz, New York City, NY
Christopher Semenas, Washington, DC
Stephen Skinner, Shenandoah Junction, WV
Brett Smiley, Providence, RI
Ian Sugar, Washington, DC
Rebecca Thompson, Silver Spring, MD
Patricia Trujillo, Washington, DC
Mica Willis, Greenbelt, MD
Scott Zumwalt, Washington, DC

Midwestern Caucus

Greg Schweizer, Chicago, IL, Midwestern Caucus Chair
Joshua Crosson, Minneapolis, MN
Justin DeJong, Chicago, IL
George Edwards, Indianapolis, IN
Butch Frey, Cincinnati, OH
Mark LaChey, Pleasant Ridge, MI
James Loomis, St. Louis, MO

 

Laura Luisi, Chicago, IL
Cole Moir, Chicago, IL
Clark Pellett, Chicago, IL
Chris Pfauser, New Buffalo, MI
Wade Rakes, Detroit, MI

Southern Caucus

Glen Paul Freedman, Atlanta, GA, Southern Caucus Chair
John Angle, Fort Worth,TX
Liliana Bakhtiari, Atlanta, GA
Andrew Brennen, Lexington, KY
Dennis Collard, Atlanta, GA
Bryan Cotton, Houston, TX
Jeremy Davis, Nashville, TN
Bryan Hlavinka, Houston, TX
Ricky Junquera, Miami, FL
Josh Mers, Lexington, KY
Jonathan Mitchell, Houston, TX
Laurie Morrison, Spring, TX

Christopher Morter, Atlanta, GA
Ray Purser, Houston, TX
Jim Schmidt, Nashville, TN
Matthew Shailer, Houston, TX
Rob Sikorski, Nashville, TN
Leigh Ann Smith, Raleigh, NC
Christian Ulvert, Miami, FL
Tammi Wallace, Houston, TX
Pam Wheeler, Nashville, TN
Sallie Woodell, Houston, TX
Colin Wright, Atlanta, GA

Western Caucus

Samuel Garrett-Pate, Los Angeles, CA, Western Caucus Chair
Cory Allen, Long Beach, CA
Kate Beck, Shoreline, WA
Ashley Brown, Seattle, WA
Sue Burnside, Los Angeles, CA
Clifford Davidson, Portland, OR
Alfredo Del Cid, San Francisco, CA
Kevin Geiger, Seattle, WA
Justine Gonzalez, Los Angeles, LA
Rebekah Hook-Held, San Diego, CA
Kelly Jones, Fullerton, CA

Michael Martinez, Sacramento, CA
Michael Mattmiller, Seattle, WA
Blake Oshiro, Aiea, HI
Mario Parker-Milligan, Portland, OR
Toby Quaranta, San Francisco, CA
Geri Rochino, San Diego, CA
Ashley Rodriguez, San Diego, CA
Todd Sargent, Los Angeles, CA
Mona Smith, Seattle, WA
Matt Vasilakis, San Diego, CA

Become a Member

The Victory Campaign Board is critical to electing LGBTQ leaders across the country. Become a member to help advance equality!