Victory Fund Endorses Candidates for 2017 Election Season

Contact: Elliot Imse, Director of Communications, [email protected]

Washington, DC – Today Victory Fund, the nation’s only organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed three LGBTQ candidates for the 2017 election season. Victory Fund aims to increase the number of LGBTQ elected officials at the state and local levels in 2017, to help push forward equality and mitigate the effects of anti-LGBTQ efforts at the federal level.

“Our 2017 slate of candidates starts strong with local LGBTQ leaders who will champion LGBTQ equality and work to address issues important to their constituents,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills. “LGBTQ elected officials in local government humanize our lives for their communities, and play critical roles in changing hearts and minds to support our equality. We are proud to endorse these exciting leaders.”

Endorsed Candidates

Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs City Council (CA)

Alex Wan, President, Atlanta City Council (GA)

Endorsed Incumbents

Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle (WA)

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


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.