He will lead Victory Fund efforts to recruit and elect LGBTQ candidates
Washington, DC – Today Victory Fund announced Sean Meloy will serve as its new Political Director, leading the organization’s efforts to recruit and elect LGBTQ people at every level of government. In his previous role as Director of LGBT Engagement at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Sean worked to ensure LGBTQ support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and secured the largest and most diverse group of LGBTQ Delegates in Democratic National Convention history.
“Our endorsed candidates will benefit tremendously from Sean’s political, campaign and fundraising experience, and will advance our efforts to build LGBTQ political power across the country,” said Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, President & CEO of Victory Fund. “We know LGBTQ elected leaders are the antidote to anti-equality legislation emerging in dozens of state legislatures, so Sean will focus his attention on increasing LGBTQ representation in these low-equality states.”
Prior to joining the DNC, Sean ran two congressional races, including the reelection of Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14) in 2010 and Kristin Cabral’s 2012 race for District 10 in Virginia. Sean has also worked on building coalitions, grassroots and digital engagement, and legislative strategy in the areas of intellectual property, telecommunications access, and community college affordability. Most recently, Sean acted as Deputy National Outreach Director for Congressman Keith Ellison in his bid for DNC Chair.
“As a staffer on the Hill and in my time at the DNC, I continuously witnessed the impact openly LGBTQ leaders have on policy and legislation that affects our lives,” said Meloy. “Now more than ever, we need LGBTQ elected officials who can be difference-makers. That is why I’m thrilled to be joining Victory Fund in its efforts to ensure LGBTQ candidates win big in 2017 and beyond.”
A more detailed bio of Sean is available on Victory Fund’s website.
Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
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.