Washington, DC – Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Jason Hoskins won the election for Michigan’s 18th state House District. With this victory, he is now the first out LGBTQ person of color ever elected to the Michigan state legislature.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, issued the following statement:
“From his advocacy at the ACLU to his work in the Michigan state legislature, Jason has dedicated his entire career to bettering his community by fighting for more equitable and inclusive public policy. He has the political grit and strong grassroots support to enact meaningful, lasting change in Lansing. At a time of increased homophobia and racism, his win tonight is also a deafening rebuke of hate and a powerful sign that progress, though slow at times, will prevail.”
To reach equitable representation, the U.S. must elect 346 more out LGBTQ people to state legislatures, according to LGBTQ Victory Institute.
Victory Fund is tracking Election Night results at victoryfund.org/2022.
LGBTQ Victory Fund
LGBTQ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.