This June, LGBTQ Victory Fund is supporting over 80 LGBTQ candidates in competitive primaries on the campaign trail! Check out how many of our candidates have won so far…
Preliminary results from 06/14 races in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina…
Congratulations to incumbent candidates Laurie Osher for the Maine House of Representatives, Joshua Boschee for the North Dakota House of Representatives and Melanie Scheible for the Nevada State Senate!
Other notable wins include…
In a crowded primary for Mayor of North Las Vegas, state Senator Pat Spearman successfully advanced to the November general with North Las Vegas City Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown. Pat is a military veteran, ordained minister, and a State Senator for 9 years has represented the North Las Vegas community. She has played an integral role in passing important legislation over the years related to Nevada’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. She’s fighting to become the first out LGBTQ mayor of North Las Vegas!
Nevada State Assembly
State Assemblymember Sarah Peters defeated her primary opponent in a landslide and will continue representing this safe Democratic seat. In the 2021 legislative session, Sarah served as Vice Chair of the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee and Chaired the General Government Subcommittee of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. On the 2021 National Coming Out Day, Sarah made a statement on the floor of the Assembly announcing herself as pansexual.
Maine House of Representatives
The former chair of the Portland Democrats, Charles Skold handily won the Democratic primary nomination for the Maine House of Representatives. This is a two-way Democratic primary for a safe blue open seat in the Portland, Maine, area. In the Democratic Primary, Charles was running against Susanne Robins who moved to Maine from California three years ago. This deep blue seat all but guarantees Charles will be welcomed to the legislature this November
Justin currently serves as a Maine-Canadian Legislative Advisory Commissioner and previously served in the state Senate and state House. This was a two-way Democratic primary election in a strong blue district. Justin’s vying to unseat incumbent Democrat Allen Sicard. When elected, Justin would be the first out LGBTQ member of the county commission!
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More information about all of Victory Fund’s endorsed candidates is available at victoryfund.org/ourcandidates. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.