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. Chosen by their peers for a 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

Luke O’Connell, Philadelphia, PA
Hosseh Enad, Washington, DC

Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs

Kyle Ferari-Muñoz, San Antonio, TX
Jer Adrianne Lelliott, North Hollywood, CA

David Reid, Washington, DCEastern Caucus Chair
Oren Adam, Washington, DC
Matt Albert, Brooklyn, NY
Marti Allen-Cummings, New York, NY
Nick Autiello, Providence, RI
Lauren Baer, Palm Beach Gardens, NY
Suzanne
 Beall, Clarksburg, MD
Khelan Bhatia, Washington, DC
Tom Blake, Brooklyn, NY
Andrew Bly, Brooklyn, NY
Tom Bonsaint, Arlington, VA
Ted Bordelon, Philadelphia, PA
David Catania, Washington, DC
Benson Cohen, New York City, NY
Mark Dann, Washington, DC
Hosseh Enad, Washington, DC
Ryan Enright, Washington, DC
Joe Forte, Bound Brook, NJ
Elvin Garcia, Brooklyn, NY
Jacob George, Pittsburgh, PA
Ashton Giese, New York, NY
Ed Harnaga, New York City, NY
Adalí Hernandez, Washington, DC
John Klenert, Washington, DC
Eric Koch, New York, NY
Lisa Kohn, Washington, DC

Joel Kopperud, Washington, DC
Alex Levy, New York City, NY
Desiree Lucky, Washington, DC
Kevin Mack, North Potomac, MD
Brian Maloney, Washington, DC
Ben Allatt, Harrisburg, PA

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman, Arlington, VA
Phillip McCarthy, New York, NY
Matthew McClellan, Washington, DC

Patrick McCluskey, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Mark McLaurin, Baltimore, MD
Matt McDermott, New York City, NY
Marvin McMoore, Washington, DC
James Moses, Strafford, NH
Bill Murat, Washinton, DC
Sam Nitz, Washington, DC
Jill Normington, Washington, DC
Luke O’Connell, Philadelphia, PA
Charlie Panfil, Washington, DC
Daniel Penchina, Washington, DC

Catherine Pino, Bethesda, MD
Howard Pulchin, New York, NY
David Reid, Washington, DC
Adrián Rivera-Reyes, Philadelphia, PA
Dan Robbins, New York, NY
Gavin Rose, Washington, DC
Tyler Sadonis
, Liverpool, NY
Christopher Semenas, Washington, DC
Allyn Shaw, New York City, NY
Stephen Skinner, Shenandoah Junction, WV
Ethan Smith, Washington, DC
Mark Spengler, Washington, DC
Tom Strong-Grinsell, New York, NY
Oliver Truong, Lancaster, PA
Dan Ward, Barnegat, NJ
Kevin Wei, New York City, NY
Scott Zumwalt
, Washington, DC
Alex Boyer, Washington, DC
Thomas Fitzgerald, Brooklyn, NY
Steve Howard, Montpelier, VT

Eric Wilkerson, Midwestern Caucus Chair
David Black, Omaha, NE
Justin DeJong, Chicago, IL
Belinda Drake, Indianapolis, IN
Justin Hill, Chicago, IL
Jon Hoadley, Kalamazoo, MI
Manilan Houle, Chicago, IL
Ashley Kendrick, Leawood, KS

 

John Loprto, MI
Clark Pellett, Chicago, IL
Chris Pfauser, New Buffalo, MI
Garrett Webb, St. Louis, MO
Eric Wilkerson, Chicago, IL
Daqavise Winston
, Indianapolis, IN
Travis Worl, Chicago, IL
Jason Burns,  MI

Nick Hellyar, Houston, TX, Southern Caucus Chair
Mark Alvarez, Houston, TX
Evan Bergeron, New Orleans, LA
Eric Blackwell, Houston, TX
Aaron Bos-Lun, Miami Beach, FL
Wendi Clifton, Atlanta, GA
Isaiah Cochran, Daytona Beach, FL
Kyle Ferari-Muñoz, San Antonio, TX
Glen Paul Freedman, Atlanta, GA
Michael Grover, Atlanta, GA
Nick Hellyar, Houston, TX
Bryan Hlavinka
, Houston, TX
Ted Jackson, Houston, TX
Eric Johnson, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Poonam Kapor, Houston, TX
Chris Massicotte, Key West, FL
Erin Moore, Dallas, TX
Laurie Morrison Sauer, The Woodlands, TX
Christopher Morter, Atlanta, GA
Mark Phariss, Plano, TX

Amanda Nelson, Austin, TX
Matt Okeson, Dallas, TX
Kevin Perry, Atlanta, GA
Phil Perry, Jacksonville, FL
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
Jake Riley, Houston, TX
Arnel San Pedro, Palm Beach, FL
Jim Schmidt, Nashville, TN
Kaleb Schumann, Fort Worth, TX

Trey Sexton, Glen Rose, TX
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
Jovon Tyler, Atlanta, GA

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

Sue Burnside, Los Angeles, CA
Joey Castaneda, San Francisco, CA

Clifford Davidson, Portland, OR
Linda di Lello Morton, Seattle, WA
Beth Doglio, Olympia, WA

Ritchard Engelhardt, Salt Lake City, UT
Samuel Garrett-Pate, Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Geiger, Seattle, WA
Janessa Goldbeck, San Diego, CA
Leslie Katz, San Francisco, CA
Matt Kaczmarek, Los Angeles, CA
Jer Adrianne Lelliott, North Hollywood, CA
Martin Campos, Lemon Grove, CA
Shanta (Shay) Franco-Clausen, Hayward, CA

Kate Maeder, San Francisco, CA
Michael Mattmiller, Seattle, WA
Evan Minton, Sacramento, CA
Josie Nixon, Denver, CO
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
Daniel Ramos, Denver, CO
Thomas Ranese, San Francisco, CA
Victor Reyes, Albuquerque, NM
Keifer Rowlands, Phoenix, AZ
Darrell Tucci, Palm Springs, CA
Mario Vasquez Zuniga, Sacramento, CA
Colin Wright, Palm Springs, CA
Jordan James Harvill, San Francisco, 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!