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Victory Fund endorses 21 more LGBTQ candidates

Today we announced the endorsement of 21 more LGBTQ candidates from across the nation. This election cycle, we have endorsed 166 candidates from all levels of government – including school boards, state legislatures and the U.S. Congress.
“Our latest slate of endorsed candidates are qualified and viable leaders who will champion LGBTQ equality, while also addressing the issues most important to their constituents,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills. “LGBTQ elected officials move equality forward by humanizing our lives and influencing their colleagues, so it is critical we elect these leaders up and down the ballot in November.”
The list of newly endorsed candidates is below. See a complete list of Victory Fund endorsed candidates this cycle, including our Spotlight candidates.
Endorsed Candidates
Rachael Booth, New Hampshire House of Representatives, District 15
Greg Ford, Wake County Commission, District 6 (NC)
Sue Fulton, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders (NJ)
Kathy Gillespie, Washington House of Representatives, District 18 (WA)
Grace Hanlon, New York State Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District
Joe Huftel, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 75
Thomas Lister-Looker, Palm Springs Unified School District (CA)
Jason Morgan, Washtenaw County Commission, District 8 (MI)
Bao Nguyen, US House of Representatives (CA-46)
Samuel Park, Georgia House of Representatives, District 101
Alex Randolph, San Francisco Community College Board Trustee (CA)
Richard Renner, Pioneer Township Supervisor (MI)
Marti Smith, Jefferson County Commissioner, District 1 (CO)
Paul Southwick, Oregon House of Representatives, District 37
Les Zendle, Director, Desert Healthcare District, Palm Springs (CA)
Billie Joe Wright, Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Trustees, Trustee Area 1 (CA)
Endorsed Incumbents
Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Council, District 11 (2017 election cycle)
Ed Butler, New Hampshire State House, District 7
Chris Clark, Mountain View City Council (CA)
Cathy Connolly, Wyoming State House, District 13
Gary Miller, Roseville City School Board (CA)
Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.

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