Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Jill Rose Quinn won her election to be a judge on the Cook County Circuit Court, becoming the first out transgender person ever elected in the state of Illinois. Quinn will be one of just two openly trans judges currently serving in the country and just the fourth in U.S. history.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement about Quinn’s victory:
“Jill’s victory is a transformative moment for the state of Illinois and indicative of the progress trans people are making in our nation’s politics. While Jill is a trailblazer, her victory gives hope to other trans people considering a run for office, moving closer to the day when a trans person elected doesn’t make newspaper headlines. Our judiciary should be representative of the people that come before it and Jill’s election brings us one step closer to that ideal.”
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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.