First LGBTQ Person Elected Governor in U.S. History; Governor Kate Brown Wins Big in Oregon

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Washington, DC – In response to Oregon Governor Kate Brown becoming the first openly LGBTQ person elected governor in U.S. history, Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills released the following statement:

“Kate Brown’s win in Oregon is one for the history books – becoming the first openly LGBTQ person ever elected governor in the U.S. Her lopsided win is testament to her strength as a candidate, her winning message and her connection with Oregon voters. Governor Brown has been an outstanding leader on common sense gun reform, reproductive freedom, domestic violence prevention, and investments in education. While the LGBTQ community will forever recognize Governor Brown as a historic first, most Oregonians will remember her strong leadership and support for issues that matter most to their lives. They made an outstanding choice in electing Governor Brown.”

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
The Gay & Lesbian 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.