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Victory endorses lesbian candidate for mayor of Palm Springs

Palm Springs, Calif., could get its first woman and first lesbian mayor. The Victory Fund today announced that it has endorsed city council member Ginny Foat in the upcoming race.
Foat has served on the Palm Springs City Council since 2003. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Mizell Senior Center and is a Founding Co-Chair of the Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Center. She is the past president/co-chair of the Uptown Business Association and the L.A. County Commission on HIV/AIDs, and former president of the California chapter of NOW.
The Victory Fund made a total of eight endorsements this week for races across America. In Ohio, JT Neuffer is vying for a spot on Lakewood City Council, and would be that body’s only out official. Em Westerlund is also poised to make history in her campaign for a spot on Duluth’s City Council. If elected, she would be the first elected official nationwide to publicly identify as genderqueer.
July Victory Fund Endorsees:Ginny Foat – Mayor, Palm Springs, CaliforniaJT Neuffer – City Council Ward 3, Lakewood, OhioEm Westerlund – City Council District 3, Duluth, Minnesota
Incumbent officials receiving Victory’s endorsement in July are:Mark Kleinschmidt – Mayor, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (incumbent)John McCrostie – House of Representatives – District 16, Idaho (incumbent)Alex Morse – Mayor, Holyoke, Massachusetts (incumbent)Jeremy Moss – House of Representatives – District 35, Michigan (incumbent)Denise Simmons – City Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts (incumbent)