The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund requires that all candidate applications be submitted a minimum of 60 days before the first election date. In the event of extraordinary circumstances, the Victory Fund may agree to expedite an application and disregard the mandatory deadlines. 

Please contact the Victory Fund at 202.842.8679 for more information.

To request a candidate application, please email

Before you apply

  1. Take a Step Back: There are a number of things you must consider before deciding to run for office. Click here for more information.
  2. Find out if you qualify for a Victory Fund endorsement: Click here to read about our endorsement criteria.
  3. Learn about the assistance offered to endorsed candidates: Check out the Victory Fund endorsement benefits.
  4. Get Smart: Attend one of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute’s Candidate and Campaign Trainings. Click here for more information, and a schedule of upcoming trainings.