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 contribute $1,200 annually to 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

David Reid, Washington, DCEastern Caucus Chair
Jake Abbott, Washington, DC
Matthew Albert, Washington, DC
Sam Alleman, Washington, DC
Jason Burns, Alexandria, VA
David Catania, Washington, DC
Mark Dann, Washington, DC
Mason Dettloff, Brooklyn, NY
Joe Forte, Bound Brook, NJ
Amos Goodman, East Hampton, NY
Christine Hallquist, Hyde Park, VT
Michael Heenan, Washington, DC
Sara Jacobson, Philadelphia, PA
Joshua Kelley, Washington, DC
John Klenert, Washington, DC
Joel Kopperud, Washington, DC
Ashley Lunkenheimer, Media, PA

Chris Massicotte, Washington, DC
Matthew McClellan, 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
Valerie Ploumpis, Washington, DC
Brandon Riker, Brattleboro, VT
Brandon Roman, Washington, DC
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
Mica Willis, Greenbelt, MD
Scott Zumwalt, Washington, DC

Midwestern Caucus

Greg Reed, Madison, WI, Midwestern Caucus Chair
Joshua Crosson, Minneapolis, MN
Justin DeJong, Chicago, IL
Butch Frey, Cincinnati, OH

 

Laura Luisi, Chicago, IL
Cole Moir, Chicago, IL
Clark Pellett, Chicago, IL
Chris Pfauser, New Buffalo, MI
Greg Schweizer, Chicago, IL

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
Melodia Gutierrez, Irving, TX
Bryan Hlavinka, Houston, TX
Ricky Junquera, Miami, FL
Jani Lopez, Houston, TX
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
Heather J. Taylor, Houston, TX
Pam Wheeler, Nashville, TN
Justin Wood, Austin, 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
Linda di Lello Morton, Seattle, WA
Kevin Geiger, Seattle, WA
Rebekah Hook-Held, San Diego, CA
Kelly Jones, Fullerton, CA

Michael Mattmiller, Seattle, WA
Blake Oshiro, Aiea, HI
Mario Parker-Milligan, Portland, OR
Jonathan Patterson, Milwaukie, OR
Toby Quaranta, San Francisco, CA
Geri Rochino, San Diego, CA
Ashley Rodriguez, San Diego, CA
Todd Sargent, Los Angeles, CA
Ethan Scott, Los Angeles, CA
Mona Smith, Seattle, WA

Become a Member

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