The Agenda

Primaries in Arizona and Florida hold much promise for LGBTQ candidates

Eleven of our endorsed candidates are on the ballot in the Arizona and Florida primaries Tuesday — including Kyrsten Sinema for the U.S. Senate and three U.S. House candidates. Perhaps more than on any other primary day this cycle, key victories Tuesday will determine whether  we increase our presence on Capitol Hill come November.

Beyond Sinema, Congressional candidates include Matt Heinz (AZ-02), Lauren Baer (FL-18) and David Richardson (FL-27). Florida state legislative candidates Jennifer Webb and Cedric McMinn will each make history with wins, and their races will determine whether Florida increases its LGBTQ presence in the state legislature. Webb will become the first openly LGBTQ woman in the state legislature and McMinn the first openly LGBTQ African American elected to the legislature.

A complete list of candidates on the ballot is below.

Arizona

  • Kyrsten Sinema, US Senate (Game Changer)
  • Matthew Heinz, US House of Representatives, AZ-02 (Game Changer)
  • Andres Cano, Arizona House of Representatives, District 3
  • Daniel Hernandez, Arizona House of Representatives, District 2
  • Cesar Chavez, Arizona House of Representatives, District 29
  • Darlene Martinez, Constable of Downtown Justice Court

Florida

  • Cedric McMinn, Florida House of Representatives, District 109 (Spotlight)
  • Jennifer Webb, Florida House of Representatives, District 69 (Spotlight)
  • Lauren Baer, US House of Representatives, FL-18 (Game Changer)
  • David Richardson, US House of Representatives, FL-27 (Game Changer)
  • Carlos Guillermo Smith, Florida House of Representatives, District 49
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