Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Endorses 35 Out LGBTQ Political Candidates

WASHINGTON – Today, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund – the nation’s largest resource for out LGBTQ individuals in politics – endorsed 35 candidates for public office. This is the organization’s largest slate of endorsements since its founding in 1991.

“We are proud to have endorsed our largest slate of candidates for public office this month,” said Torey Carter, chief operating officer at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. “This slate of LGBTQ candidates illustrates our community’s political diversity with candidates of three political parties (Democrat, Republican, and Independent). For the 2014 cycle Victory has endorsed 71 out LGBTQ candidates and we expect to endorse more than 200 out LGBTQ candidates this year.”

Endorsed Candidates
James Michael Bowers – Candidate for State Senate, Nebraska
David Catania – Potential Candidate for Mayor, District of Columbia
Adam Ebbin – Candidate for Congress, Virginia
Ryan Fecteau – Candidate for State Representative, Maine
Ennio Garcia-Miera – Candidate for Village Council, New Mexico
Dan Innis – Candidate for Congress, New Hampshire
Steve Kirkland – Candidate for Civil Judge, Texas
Joan McBride – Candidate for State Senate, Washington
Rob Nosse – Candidate for State Representative, Oregon
Chris Remmes – Candidate for State Representative, Massachusetts
Marque Snow – Candidate for School Board, Nebraska
Claire Snyder Hall – Candidate for State Senate, Delaware
Richard Tisei – Candidate for Congress, Massachusetts
Jon Tollefson – Candidate for State Representative, Minnesota
Hina Wong Kalu – Candidate for Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii

Incumbent Endorsed Candidates
Nicki Antonio – Candidate for State Representative, Ohio
Kevin Beiser – Candidate for School Board, California
Tim Carpenter – Candidate for State Senate, Wisconsin
Justin Chenette – Candidate for State Representative, Maine
Luke Clippinger – Candidate for Delegate, Maryland
Karla Drenner – Candidate for State Representative, Georgia
Joan Garner – Candidate for County Commissioner, Georgia
Rich Gordon – Candidate for State Assembly, California
Kevin Lembo – Candidate for Comptroller, Connecticut
Andrew McLean – Candidate for State Representative, Maine
Chris Pappas – Candidate for Executive Council, New Hampshire
Jill Ravitch – Candidate for District Attorney, California
Joaquin Rivera – Candidate for Board of Education, California
Deb Ruggiero – Candidate for State Representative, Rhode Island
Joe Saunders – Candidate for State Representative, Florida
Carl Sciortino – Candidate for State Representative, Massachusetts
Patricia Todd – Candidate for State Representative, Alabama
Rich Waterman – Candidate for City Council, California
Suzi Wizowaty – Candidate for State Representative, Vermont
Ken Yeager – Candidate for County Supervisor, California