Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, announced Sean Meloy’s return as Vice President of Political Programs, a role he held for over four years until announcing his run for Congress last fall. Marty Rouse, who led the Political team during Meloy’s campaign, has been named Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement.
“Sean and Marty are natural leaders with tremendous political acumen that has helped countless LGBTQ candidates win. Their continued leadership and experience will be instrumental as Victory Fund continues to expand its impact,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. “As we see more and more LGBTQ people run for office, we need battle hardened advocates to be in candidates’ corners to ensure they are successful on Election Day. I can think of no better leaders to take up this charge than Sean and Marty.”
“During my previous tenure at Victory Fund leading its Political team during the Rainbow Wave, we made history time and time again. Over the last six months, I was honored to be one of Victory Fund’s candidates trying to effectuate its mission in Congress,” said Meloy. “Although my run for Congress was ultimately not successful, I am excited to come back as Vice President of Political Programs and bring an even wider breadth of experience to help the organization and its candidates continue making history. With so much at stake this year, I am more energized and motivated than ever.”
“While leading Victory Fund’s Political team, I had the chance to support key candidates on the ground bolstering the importance of field organizing and building power at the grassroots level. I look forward to deepening this work in my new role as Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement,” said Rouse. “Our expansion comes at a critical time for the LGBTQ community and entire country. It has never been more important to elect pro-choice, pro-equality candidates at all levels of government, which has been Victory Fund’s mission since its founding. I am honored to continue helping build and flex our political muscle.”
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.