Washington, DC – Tonight LGBTQ Victory Fund candidate Sharice Davids won the election for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. In 2018, she made history when she became the first out LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Kansas and one of the first two Native American women ever elected to Congress. A record number of LGBTQ people ran for Congress this year.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, issued the following statement:
“Despite bigots’ best efforts to undermine Sharice’s chances via redistricting, tonight they lost. In the face of adversity, Sharice never backs down, especially when her community’s rights and freedoms are on the chopping block. Defending our pro-equality, pro-choice members of Congress has never been more important – and tonight, Kansas voters delivered. We are confident Sharice will continue delivering real results for Kansans and will remain an important national leader for the LGBTQ community. Leaders like Sharice are the fuel for the Rainbow Wave of LGBTQ people who continue to run in record numbers.”
There are currently just 11 out LGBTQ people serving in Congress. To reach equitable representation, voters must elect 21 more LGBTQ people to the U.S. House of Representatives and five more LGBTQ people to the U.S. Senate, 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.