Victory Fund just endorsed a whole slew of LGBTQ candidates in major 2020 races across the country…including our imaginary husbear, Pennsylvania Congressman Brian Sims.
2020 will see largest, most diverse bench of LGBTQ candidates in history
Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed 15 openly LGBTQ candidates for local, state and federal office in eight states – bringing the total number of 2020 Victory Fund-endorsed candidates to 90.
Among today’s endorsements is Georgette Gomez, who is running for Congress in California’s open 53rd district. If elected, Gomez will double California’s LGBTQ representation in Congress, joining incumbent Representative Mark Takano. Victory Fund has endorsed ten Congressional candidates for the 2020 cycle so far.
“LGBTQ candidates are running in some of the most consequential races of 2020, and we’re not wasting any time in supporting these deserving leaders,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. “Each of these candidates represents an opportunity for the LGBTQ community to build on the successes of the past two elections and continue shattering records. We know that an unprecedented number of LGBTQ leaders will run for office in 2020, and Victory Fund is focused on recruiting and supporting the largest and most diverse bench of LGBTQ officials to date.”
The complete list of candidate endorsements announced today is below:
2020 General Candidate Endorsements:
Elias Diaz Eagle Pass (TX) City Council, Pace 2 Special Election: 2/1/20
Georgette Gomez US House of Representatives, CA-53 Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20
Charmaine McGuffey Hamilton County (OH) Sheriff Primary: 3/17/20 General: 11/3/20
Kyle Meraz Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 64 Primary: 6/30/20 General: 11/3/20
Marcia Morgan North Carolina House of Representatives, District 19 Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20
Eric Morrison Delaware House of Representatives, District 27 Primary: 9/15/20 General: 11/3/20
Chris Ward California State Assembly, District 78 Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20
2020 Incumbent Candidate Endorsements:
Chelsey Branham Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 83 Primary: 6/30/20 General: 11/3/20
Sabrina Cervantes California State Assembly, District 60 Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20
Dallas Harris Nevada State Senate, District 11 Primary: 6/9/20 General: 11/3/20
John McCrostie Idaho House of Representatives, District 16A Primary: 5/19/20 General: 11/3/20
Gary Miller Roseville City (CA) School District Board, At-Large General: 11/3/20
Kim Ogg Harris County (TX) District Attorney Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20
Mark Pocan US House of Representatives, WI-02 Primary: 8/11/20 General: 11/3/20
Brian Sims Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 182 Primary: 4/28/20 General: 11/3/20
More information about the candidates is available at victoryfund.org/ourcandidates.
Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.
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LGBTQ Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government.