Washington, DC – Today Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed Iraq war veteran Gina Ortiz Jones in her race for U.S. Congress. If elected, Jones would become the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from the state of Texas.
Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills released the following statement about the endorsement:
“Victory Fund is thrilled to endorse Gina Ortiz Jones for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. As an Iraq War veteran, and one who served under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ Gina has real-world experience to lead on national security issues in a way that lives up to our American values. When she wins, Gina will become the first out member of Congress from Texas, the first Asian-American member of Congress from Texas, as well as the first woman ever elected to represent TX-23. Gina will become a vital LGBTQ voice for so many Americans.”
Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.
Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government.