Washington, DC – Last night, Georgette Gómez finished second in the jungle primary for California’s 53rd Congressional District and will head to the general election in November. If elected, Gómez will become the first openly LGBTQ Latina member of the US Congress and just the third openly LGBTQ member of Congress from California.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement about Gómez’s primary victory:
“Georgette is on-track to shatter a lavender ceiling come November, becoming the first openly LGBTQ Latina member of Congress in American history. Georgette’s experiences and perspectives will make her a unique and critical voice on the important issues facing our country, from healthcare to climate change to reducing homelessness. While Georgette’s victory is a powerful moment for the Latinx community and the LGBTQ community, we know she will head to Washington with the priorities of all San Diegans front and center.”
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.
LGBTQ Victory Fund
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.