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 06/07 races in California, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico & South Dakota: 67% of our candidates have won their races! Winners so far include….
Mark Takano, U.S. House of Representatives
Ricardo Lara, California Insurance Commissioner
Joseph Rocha, California State Senate
Christy Holstege, California State Assembly
Evan Low, California State Assembly
Alex Lee, California State Assembly
Christopher Ward, California State Assembly
Rick Zbur, California State Assembly
Ken Carlson, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
Mitch O’Farrell, Los Angeles City Council
Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor
Jason Lyon, Pasadena City Council
Jennifer Campbell, San Diego City Council
Eric Nakano, San Dimas City Council
Omar Torres, San José City Council
Laura Parmer-Lohan, San Mateo County Supervisor
Amie Carter, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools
Rebecca Kaplan, Alameda County Supervisor
Matt McCoy, Polk County Board of Supervisors
V Fixmer-Oraiz, Johnson County Board of Supervisors
Andrea Olsen, Montana State Senate
SJ Howell, Montana House of Representatives
Kameron Nelson, South Dakota House of Representatives
Congratulations to these Spotlight and Game Changer candidates:
Montana House of Representatives
“Montanans’ voices rang loud and clear tonight: they are ready for a leader ready to disrupt the status quo and fight for real change. From tackling the housing crisis to securing affordable health care to fighting back against attacks on human rights, Zooey has a persuasive vision for the future that voters are clearly enthusiastic about. Her win tonight is a deafening rebuke to the anti-trans bigotry plaguing the Montana state legislature and our country. We are confident she will be a skilled, powerful legislator and an inspiration for trans people across the country.” Read more about Zooey’s campaign here!
U.S. House of Representatives
“During his time as mayor of Long Beach, Mayor Garcia has demonstrated strong leadership and ability to advance policy that delivers real results, including protecting abortion rights, championing progressive education and climate policy, increasing workers’ rights and expanding LGBTQ protections. His leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has been recognized by the White House and Governor Newsom as a national model. His commitment to increasing equity is exactly what we need in Congress at a time of increased anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant hate. We are confident Mayor Garcia will be a powerful pro-equality, pro-choice voice in Congress and will inspire countless other people to run for office.” Read about Robert’s race here!
U.S. House of Representatives
“Will’s victory sets the stage for a battle between an LGBTQ candidate and an incumbent member who opposes that candidate’s most basic rights. As anti-LGBTQ bills flood legislatures across the country, voters will have the opportunity to elect someone who has made it his life’s work to increase equity in his community and fight for justice and accountability. As a federal prosecutor, Will tackled tough cases and won, including helping prosecute multiple insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. This grit is exactly what we need in Congress at a time of heightened attacks on democracy, LGBTQ rights and reproductive freedom. We are confident Will would be a powerful pro-equality, pro-choice voice in the highest legislative body of the country.” Read about Will’s race here!
“For almost a decade, Liz has been an incredibly effective legislator. During her tenure, she led efforts to address the climate crisis, expand economic opportunity and investment and increase access to high quality education. Despite serving in a body comprised primarily of anti-equality lawmakers, she advocated for and passed key pro-LGBTQ legislation such as a ban on the gay and trans panic legal defense. She has the proven leadership and courage to be a critical voice in the state senate when so many of our fundamental rights and freedoms are on the line. We are proud to support her historic campaign and ensure there is a pro-equality, pro-choice voice in a chamber with zero LGBTQ representation.” Read about Liz’s campaign here.
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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.