Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Endorses 18 Out LGBT Political Candidates

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victory funds_smWASHINGTON – Today, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund—the nation’s largest resource for out LGBT individuals in politics —endorsed 18 candidates for public office. 

“Victory is proud to announce another diverse slate of candidates for public office this month,” said Chuck Wolfe, chief operating officer at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. “These 18 candidates represent each region of the United States and will better increase LGBT public official representation. For the 2014 cycle Victory has endorsed 110 out LGBT candidates and we expect to endorse more than 200 out LGBT candidates this year.” [pullquote]“These 18 candidates represent each region of the United States and will better increase LGBT public official representation. …— Chuck Wolfe, chief operating officer at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund[/pullquote]

Endorsed Candidates

  • David Campos – Candidate for State Assembly, California
  • Eileen Duff – Candidate for Governor’s Council, Massachusetts
  • Jim Evans – Candidate for Harris County Family Court Judge, Texas
  • Mike Evans – Candidate for County Council of Jefferson County, Missouri
  • Kay Floyd – Candidate for State Senate, Oklahoma
  • Greg Greeley – Candidate for School Board of Arlington County, Virginia
  • Susan Guinn – Candidate for County Assessor of San Diego County, California
  • Sara Martinez – Candidate for Justice of the Peace of Dallas, Texas
  • Randy New – Candidate for State Representative, Georgia
  • James Owens – Candidate for State Representative, Oregon
  • Lisa Schultz – Candidate for District Court Judge of Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Rudy Serra – Candidate for State Representative, Michigan
  • Kyle Thorson – Candidate for State Representative, North Dakota

Incumbent Endorsed Candidates

  • Angie Buhl O’Donnell – Candidate for State Senate, South Dakota
  • Brian McGrain – Candidate for County Commissioner of Ingham County, Michigan
  • Paul Rosenthal – Candidate for State Representatives, Colorado
  • Sam Yingling – Candidate for State Representative, Illinois
  • Ed Zipprich – Candidate for City Council of Red Bank, New Jersey

Check out all of the candidates Victory has endorsed this year HERE.

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is the largest resource for LGBT individuals in politics.  The organization works to elect LGBT leaders to public office for one simple reason.  They change America’s politics.  As leaders in government, they become the face and voice of a community.  They challenge the lies of extremists and speak authentically about themselves, their families and their community.  Since 1991, the Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBT candidates win election to local, state and federal offices.  This year alone the Victory Fund will endorse more than 200 out LGBT candidates for public office – the largest in the organization’s history.

[From a News Release]