Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, announced its endorsement of Georgia state Representative Matthew Wilson in his 2022 race for Georgia Insurance Commissioner. If elected, he will be the first out LGBTQ person elected to a statewide position in Georgia. There are currently just 10 out LGBTQ statewide elected officials in the entire United States. Wilson is also endorsed by the majority of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement about the endorsement:
“In one of the most competitive House districts in Georgia, Matt ousted a Republican incumbent and won reelection by more than 17 points, which is the type of statewide candidate you need in a swing state like Georgia. Matt will generate excitement among young voters and LGBTQ voters that will help pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot in 2022. His victory will shatter a lavender ceiling in Georgia and prove LGBTQ candidates can win statewide elections in emerging swing states across the country.”
Wilson also released the following statement about the endorsement:
“Georgia will turn blue in 2022, in part thanks to LGBTQ voters. Our community is a core component of the movement demanding that our government recognize the humanity of every person in this country – and Georgia has shown the power we have to further that movement when we all vote. I’m excited to bring LGBTQ representation to the statewide ticket, and I’m grateful for the support of Victory Fund as we work to break barriers and change lives.”
More information about all of Victory Fund’s endorsed 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 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.