Washington, DC – Today Washington state Representative Beth Doglio placed in the primary for the state’s 10th Congressional District, putting her on-track to become the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Washington state. If elected in November, she would be the only out bisexual person serving in the U.S. Congress and only the third to serve in U.S. history.
Rep. Doglio is a co-founder of Win With Women – a political organization that encourages women to run and helps elect them. She has been a key member of the state House’s LGBTQ Caucus.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement about Doglio’s primary:
“We have an opportunity to double the number of LGBTQ members of Congress in 2020 and Beth’s victory is key to making that happen. Bisexuals are severely underrepresented in elected office – with just 54 serving nationwide – so restoring bisexual representation to the U.S. Congress is critical come November. We are thrilled Beth is on-track to make history as the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Washington state. As importantly, she will head to Capitol Hill determined to continue her work to fight climate change and empower working families.”
Doglio will be just the third openly bisexual person elected to the U.S. House. The others were former Rep. Katie Hill and currently serving U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema.
More information about Victory Fund and its candidates is available at victoryfund.org/ourcandidates. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.
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LGBTQ Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government.