Victory Fund Endorses Six LGBTQ Candidates, Including Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian

Washington, DC – Today Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed six candidates in state and local races. Victory Fund is working 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 from all levels of government.

“These six LGBTQ candidates are values-driven leaders who will ensure policies and decisions are inclusive of our community,” said Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, President & CEO of Victory Fund. “LGBTQ elected officials – whether in the legislative branch or the judiciary – play a significant role in humanizing our lives and safeguarding our community from discriminatory actions. We are proud to endorse these leaders and look forward to them winning their races.”

Endorsed Candidates

Kris Fair, Frederick Alderman (MD)

Chad Harper, Des Moines City Council, Position 7 (WA)

Darlene Rogers, Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge (OH)

Amy Zanelli, Lehigh County Commissioner, District 3 (PA)

Endorsed Incumbents

Don Guardian, Atlantic City Mayor (NJ)

Mark Levine, Virginia House of Delegates, District 45

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 LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government.