Washington, DC – Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Angie Craig won the election for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. With this victory, she remains the first and only out LGBTQ Member of Congress from Minnesota. A record number of LGBTQ people ran for Congress this year.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, issued the following statement:
“Angie is a fighter through and through. Since her historic election in 2018, she has delivered real and lasting results for all Minnesotans. From expanding health care coverage to protecting our veterans and seniors, her leadership will have lasting effects. At a time when anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ legislation are moving through Congress, her leadership has never been more important. Her win tonight is not just a rebuke of hate, her success will continue motivating a Rainbow Wave of LGBTQ candidates who are inspired to run for public office.”
There are currently just 11 out LGBTQ people serving in Congress. To reach equitable representation, voters must elect 21 more LGBTQ people to the U.S. House of Representatives and five more LGBTQ people to the U.S. Senate, according to LGBTQ Victory Institute.
Victory Fund is tracking Election Night results at victoryfund.org/2022.
LGBTQ Victory Fund
LGBTQ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.