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

VCB Co-Chairs

Sue Burnside, Los Angeles, CA
Samuel Garrett-Pate, Los Angeles, CA

Endorsement Committee Co-Chairs

Kate Maeder, San Francisco, CA
Jim Schmidt, Nashville, TN
John Klenert, Washington, DC, Chair Emeritus

 

Membership Committee Co-Chairs

Jacqueline Anderson, Chicago, IL
Mark Dann, Washington, DC

Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs

Kyle Ferari-Muñoz, San Antonio, TX
Catherine Pino, Bethesda, MD

David Reid, Washington, DCEastern Caucus Chair
Oren Adam, Washington, DC
Matt Albert, Brooklyn, NY
Sam Alleman, Washington, DC
Nick Autiello, Providence, RI
Khelan Bhatia, Washington, DC
Tom Blake, Brooklyn, NY
Andrew Bly, Brooklyn, NY
Jason Burns, Alexandria, VA
David Catania, Washington, DC
Mark Dann, Washington, DC
Hosseh Enad, Washington, DC
Joe Forte, Bound Brook, NJ
Elvin Garia, Brooklyn, NY
Jacob George, Pittsburgh, PA
Ed Harnaga, New York City, NY
Adali Hernandez, Washington, DC
Sara Jacobson, Philadelphia, PA
Matt Kaczmarek, New York City, NY
John Klenert, Washington, DC
Eric Koch, New York, NY
Lisa Kohn, Washington, DC

Joel Kopperud, Washington, DC
Alex Levy, New York City, NY
Kevin Mack, North Potomac, MD
Brian Maloney, Washington, DC
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman, Arlington, VA
Phillip McCarthy, New York, NY
Matthew McClellan, Washington, DC

Patrick McCluskey, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Matt McDermott, New York City, NY
Marvin McMoore, Brooklyn, NY
Jason Melton, Washington, DC
Ted Miller, Washington, DC
Michelle Ming, Washington, DC
James Moses, Strafford, NH

Sam Nitz, Washington, DC
Greg Noonan, Boston, MA
Jill Normington, Washington, DC
Catherine Pino, Bethesda, MD
Valerie Ploumpis, Washington, DC
Aaron Ridings, Washington, DC
Adrián Rivera-Reyes, Philadelphia, PA
Dan Robbins, New York, NY
Tyler Sadonis
, Liverpool, NY
Christopher Semenas, Washington, DC
Allyn Shaw, New York City, NY
Stephen Skinner, Shenandoah Junction, WV
Brett Smiley, Providence, RI
Ethan Smith, Washington, DC
Oliver Truong, Lancaster, PA
Tom Strong-Grinsell, New York, NY
Dan Ward, Barnegat, NJ
Kevin Wei, New York City, NY
Thomas Zimmerman, Medford, MA
Scott Zumwalt
, Washington, DC

Jack Lofgren, Midwestern Caucus Chair
Jackie Anderson, Chicago, IL
Justin DeJong, Chicago, IL
Ashley Kendrick, Leawood, KS
John LoPorto, Chicago, IL
Laura Luisi, Chicago, IL
Rick Neal, Columbus, OH
Charlie Panfil, Toledo, OH

 

Clark Pellett, Chicago, IL
Chris Pfauser, New Buffalo, MI
Stephanie Porter, Indianapolis, IN
Greg Reed, Madison, WI
Hal Shipman, Chicago, IL
Garrett Webb, St. Louis, MO
Daqavise Winston, Indianapolis, IN
Erik Wilkerson, Chicago, IL
Travis Worl, Chicago, IL

Nick Hellyar, Houston, TX, Southern Caucus Chair
Mark Alvarez, Memphis, TN
Lauren Baer, Palm Beach, FL
Evan Bergeron, New Orleans, LA
Aaron Bos-Lun, Miami Beach, FL
Joel Burns, Fort Worth, TX
Wendi Clifton, Atlanta, GA
Isaiah Cochran, Daytona Beach, FL
Dennis Collard, Atlanta, GA
Jeremy Davis, Nashville, TN
Kyle Ferari-Muñoz, San Antonio, TX
Glen Paul Freedman, Atlanta, GA
Michael Grover, Atlanta, GA
Bryan Hlavinka, Houston, TX
Ted Jackson, Houston, TX
Eric Johnson, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Eliz Markowitz, Katy TX
Chris Massicotte, Key West, FL
Erin Moore, Dallas, TX

Laurie Morrison Sauer, The Wodlands, TX
Christopher Morter, Atlanta, GA
Amanda Nelson, Austin, TX
Matt Okeson, Dallas, TX
Kevin Perry, Atlanta, GA
De’Andre Pickett, Atlanta, GA
Greg Pizarro, Dallas, TX
Jerred Price, Memphis, TN
David Prophitt, Atlanta, GA
Ray Purser, Houston, TX
Robbie Rikard, Raleigh, NC
Jim Schmidt, Nashville, TN
Rob Sikorski, Nashville, TN
Lionel Sims III, Houston, TX
Carlton Smith, Holly Springs, MS
Chuck Smith, Austin, TX
David Taylor, Nashville, TN
Heather J. Taylor, Houston, TX
Justin Wood, Austin, TX
Colin Wright, Atlanta, GA

Mona Smith, Seattle, WA, Western Caucus Chair
Neal Baer, Los Angeles, CA
Ashley Brown
, Seattle, WA

Sue Burnside, Los Angeles, CA
Anathea Chino, Albuquerque, NM
Clifford Davidson, Portland, OR
Linda di Lello Morton, Seattle, WA
Ritchard Engelhardt, Salt Lake City, UT
Richard Fuentes, Oakland, CA
Samuel Garrett-Pate, Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Geiger, Seattle, WA

Leslie Katz, San Francisco, CA
Jer Adrianne Lelliott, North Hollywood, CA
Kate Maeder, San Francisco, CA
Michael Mattmiller, Seattle, WA
Blake Oshiro, Kaneohe, HI
Jonathan Patterson, Portland, OR
Neil Penick, San Francisco, CA
Tom Perrault, San Francisco, CA
Skip Perry, San Francisco, CA
Abe Rakov, Los Angeles, CA
Darrell Tucci, Palm Springs, CA

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