Washington, DC – California Assemblymember Todd Gloria won the San Diego mayoral primary Tuesday night and is on-track to become the first openly LGBTQ person and first person of color elected mayor of San Diego. The top two vote-getters in the primary advance regardless of party in California’s jungle primary system.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement about Gloria’ victory:
“Todd is on-track to make history in November, becoming one of just a handful of openly LGBTQ people ever elected mayor of a major American city. Both LGBTQ people and people of color face tremendous obstacles when running for public office, but San Diegans overwhelmingly chose Todd because of his strong record of public service and his inspirational vision for the city he wants to represent. Todd will become the third highest ranking out LGBTQ mayor in US history when he wins in November and a role model for LGBTQ youth in San Diego and across the country.”
Assemblymember Gloria is a graduate of LGBTQ Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Training – a four-day bootcamp that prepares LGBTQ people to run for office. He will also give a keynote speech at LGBTQ Victory Fund’s San Diego Brunch this Sunday, March 8. Media interested in attending can contact Elliot Imse, Senior Director of Communications, at email@example.com.
More information about Victory Fund and its candidates is available at victoryfund.org/ourcandidates. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.
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