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
Sasha Ahuja, Brooklyn, NY
Matthew Albert, Washington, DC
Sam Alleman, Washington, DC
Nick Autiello, Providence, RI
Khelan Bhatia, Washington, DC
Tom Blake, Brooklyn, NY
Jason Burns, Alexandria, VA
David Catania, Washington, DC
Mark Dann, Washington, DC
Nellie Fitzpatrick, Philadelphia, PA
Joe Forte, Bound Brook, NJ
Angela Giampolo, Philadelphia, PA
Jacob George, Pittsburgh, PA
Amos Goodman, East Hampton, NY
Christine Hallquist, Hyde Park, VT
Ed Harnaga, New York City, NY
Michael Heenan, Washington, DC
Sara Jacobson, Philadelphia, PA
Matt Kaczmarek, New York City, NY
John Klenert, 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
Chris Massicotte, Washington, DC
Matthew McClellan, Washington, DC
Matt McDermott, New York City, NY
Ted Miller, Washington, DC
Sam Nitz, Washington, DC
Greg Noonan, Boston, MA
Jill Normington, Washington, DC
Kagen Parks, Washington, DC
Valerie Ploumpis, Washington, DC
Brandon Roman, Washington, DC
Christopher Semenas, Washington, DC
Stephen Skinner, Shenandoah Junction, WV
Brett Smiley, Providence, RI
Ethan Smith, Washington, DC
Dan Ward, Barnegat, NJ
Mica Willis, Greenbelt, MD
Scott Zumwalt, Washington, DC

Midwestern Caucus

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

 

Laura Luisi, Chicago, IL
Rick Neal, Columbus, OH
Brad O’Conner, Ann Arbor, MI
Clark Pellett, Chicago, IL
Chris Pfauser, New Buffalo, MI
Greg Schweizer, Chicago, IL
Hal Shipman, Chicago, IL
Eric Wilkerson, Chicago, IL

Southern Caucus

Glen Paul Freedman, Atlanta, GA, Southern Caucus Chair
John Angle, Fort Worth, TX
April Ayers, Houston, TX
Lauren Baer, Palm Beach, FL
Liliana Bakhtiari, Atlanta, GA
Tina Cannon, Austin, TX
Dennis Collard, Atlanta, GA
Bryan Cotton, Houston, TX
Jeremy Davis, Nashville, TN
Madeline Eden, Austin, TX
Kyle Ferari-Munoz, San Antonio, TX
Jennifer Gordon, Gulfport, FL
Michael Grover, Atlanta, GA
Melodia Gutierrez, Irving, TX
Bryan Hlavinka, Houston, TX
Shawn Kinsey, Winter Haven, FL
Jani Lopez, Houston, TX
Laurie Morrison, Spring, TX

Christopher Morter, Atlanta, GA
Amanda Nelson, Austin, TX
Tom Perrault, New Orleans, LA
David Prophitt, Atlanta, GA
Ray Purser, Houston, TX
Robbie Rikard, Raleigh, NC
Jim Schmidt, Nashville, TN
Rob Sikorski, Nashville, TN
Carlton Smith, Holly Springs, MS
Chuck Smith, Austin, TX
Heather J. Taylor, Houston, TX
Justin Wood, Austin, TX
Colin Wright, Atlanta, GA
Lynn Yeldell, Austin, TX

Western Caucus

Samuel Garrett-Pate, Los Angeles, CA, Western Caucus Chair
Cory Allen, Long Beach, CA
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
Ritchard Engelhardt, Salt Lake City, UT
Jonathan Fishleder, San Francisco, CA
Richard Fuentes, Oakland, CA
Kevin Geiger, Seattle, WA
Rebekah Hook-Held, San Diego, CA

Leslie Katz, San Francisco, CA
Kate Maeder, San Francisco, CA
Michael Mattmiller, Seattle, WA
Blake Oshiro, Aiea, HI
Jonathan Patterson, Milwaukie, OR
Neil Penick, San Francisco, CA
Skip Perry, San Francisco, CA
Abe Rakov, Santa Monica, CA
Ethan Scott, Los Angeles, CA
Mona Smith, Seattle, WA
Oliver Truong, San Francsico, CA
Thomas Zimmerman, Los Angeles, CA

Become a Member

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