Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Endorses 18 Out LGBTQ Political Candidates

WASHINGTON – Today, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund – the nation’s largest resource for out LGBTQ individuals in politics – endorsed 18 candidates for public office.

“Victory is proud to announce another diverse slate of candidates for public office this month,” said Chuck Wolfe, chief operating officer at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.  “These 18 candidates represent each region of the United States and will better increase LGBTQ public official representation.  For the 2014 cycle Victory has endorsed 110 out LGBTQ candidates and we expect to endorse more than 200 out LGBTQ candidates this year.”

Endorsed Candidates

  • David Campos – Candidate for State Assembly, California
  • Eileen Duff – Candidate for Governor’s Council, Massachusetts
  • Jim Evans – Candidate for Harris County Family Court Judge, Texas
  • Mike Evans – Candidate for County Council of Jefferson County, Missouri
  • Kay Floyd – Candidate for State Senate, Oklahoma
  • Greg Greeley – Candidate for School Board of Arlington County, Virginia
  • Susan Guinn – Candidate for County Assessor of San Diego County, California
  • Sara Martinez – Candidate for Justice of the Peace of Dallas, Texas
  • Randy New – Candidate for State Representative, Georgia
  • James Owens – Candidate for State Representative, Oregon
  • Lisa Schultz – Candidate for District Court Judge of Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Rudy Serra – Candidate for State Representative, Michigan
  • Kyle Thorson – Candidate for State Representative, North Dakota

Incumbent Endorsed Candidates

  • Angie Buhl O’Donnell – Candidate for State Senate, South Dakota
  • Brian McGrain – Candidate for County Commissioner of Ingham County, Michigan
  • Paul Rosenthal – Candidate for State Representatives, Colorado
  • Sam Yingling – Candidate for State Representative, Illinois
  • Ed Zipprich – Candidate for City Council of Red Bank, New Jersey

Check out all of the candidates Victory has endorsed this year HERE.

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is the largest resource for LGBTQ individuals in politics.  The organization works to elect LGBTQ leaders to public office for one simple reason.  They change America’s politics.  As leaders in government, they become the face and voice of a community.  They challenge the lies of extremists and speak authentically about themselves, their families and their community.  Since 1991, the Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win election to local, state and federal offices.  This year alone the Victory Fund will endorse more than 200 out LGBTQ candidates for public office – the largest in the organization’s history.

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund – the nation’s largest resource for out LGBTQ individuals in politics – endorsed 18 candidates for public office.

“Victory is proud to announce another diverse slate of candidates for public office this month,” said Chuck Wolfe, chief operating officer at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.  “These 18 candidates represent each region of the United States and will better increase LGBTQ public official representation.  For the 2014 cycle Victory has endorsed 110 out LGBTQ candidates and we expect to endorse more than 200 out LGBTQ candidates this year.”

Endorsed Candidates

  • David Campos – Candidate for State Assembly, California
  • Eileen Duff – Candidate for Governor’s Council, Massachusetts
  • Jim Evans – Candidate for Harris County Family Court Judge, Texas
  • Mike Evans – Candidate for County Council of Jefferson County, Missouri
  • Kay Floyd – Candidate for State Senate, Oklahoma
  • Greg Greeley – Candidate for School Board of Arlington County, Virginia
  • Susan Guinn – Candidate for County Assessor of San Diego County, California
  • Sara Martinez – Candidate for Justice of the Peace of Dallas, Texas
  • Randy New – Candidate for State Representative, Georgia
  • James Owens – Candidate for State Representative, Oregon
  • Lisa Schultz – Candidate for District Court Judge of Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Rudy Serra – Candidate for State Representative, Michigan
  • Kyle Thorson – Candidate for State Representative, North Dakota

Incumbent Endorsed Candidates

  • Angie Buhl O’Donnell – Candidate for State Senate, South Dakota
  • Brian McGrain – Candidate for County Commissioner of Ingham County, Michigan
  • Paul Rosenthal – Candidate for State Representatives, Colorado
  • Sam Yingling – Candidate for State Representative, Illinois
  • Ed Zipprich – Candidate for City Council of Red Bank, New Jersey

Check out all of the candidates Victory has endorsed this year HERE.

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is the largest resource for LGBTQ individuals in politics.  The organization works to elect LGBTQ leaders to public office for one simple reason.  They change America’s politics.  As leaders in government, they become the face and voice of a community.  They challenge the lies of extremists and speak authentically about themselves, their families and their community.  Since 1991, the Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win election to local, state and federal offices.  This year alone the Victory Fund will endorse more than 200 out LGBTQ candidates for public office – the largest in the organization’s history.