Victory Fund Endorses Additional 17 LGBTQ Candidates in Historic Year for LGBTQ Representation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 22, 2016

CONTACT: Elliot Imse, Director of Communications, elliot.imse@victoryfund.org

Washington, DC – Today Victory Fund, the nation’s only organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed 17 LGBTQ candidates from across the nation. Victory Fund has endorsed more than 145 candidates this election cycle, which has a historic number of LGBTQ candidates running for statewide and federal office.

“Our latest slate of endorsed candidates are viable, exciting leaders who will champion LGBTQ equality and work to address the real concerns of their constituents,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills. “As opponents of equality shift their focus toward state and local anti-LGBTQ efforts, these leaders will be critical voices to humanize our lives and standup to those who target our community. Representation matters, which is why Victory Fund is proud to endorse these incredible LGBTQ candidates.

Endorsed Candidates

Dana Black, Indiana State House, District 88
Pablo Benavente, Concord City Council (CA)
Jane Campbell, North Carolina House District 98
Aaron Gill, New Hampshire House, Hillsborough County District 2 (Primary: 9/13/2016)
Michael Gongora, Florida State Senate District 38 (Primary: 8/30/2016)
Tommy Greene, Ohio House of Representative District 16
Nora Harrington, Massachusetts State Senate, Norfolk, Bristol, & Plymouth District (Primary: 9/08/2016)
Nicole Macri, Washington State House, District 43
Brady McCarron, Perris City Council (CA)
Erin Maye Quade, Minnesota State House, District 57A
Rod Snyder, West Virginia House of Delegates, District 67
John Stevens, Martinez City Council (CA)
Jennifer Webb, Florida State House, District 69 (Primary: 8/30/2016)

Endorsed Incumbents

Scott Dibble, Minnesota State Senate, District 61
Eileen Duff, Massachusetts Governor’s Board, District 5
Matthew Titone, New York State Assembly, District 61
JoCasta Zamarripa, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8

Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.

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Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

The Gay & Lesbian 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.