Victory Fund & Equality California Endorse Mayor Pete For President

Courtesy of LGBTQ Victory Fund

This past Thursday the LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, praised Equality California’s endorsement of Pete Buttigieg for President of the United States. The endorsement from the group – with over 900,000 members – gives Buttigieg a welcome boost just four days before the Iowa Caucuses, when Buttigieg will make history as the first LGBTQ person to appear on the Iowa presidential primary ballot. LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed Buttigieg on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in June of last year, the first national endorsement for his campaign.

Equality California is among the most powerful LGBTQ organizations in the United States and we are thrilled they have joined us in endorsing Pete for president. On Monday, Pete becomes the first LGBTQ person in history to appear on the Iowa presidential primary ballot – a revolution in American politics that forever transforms the narrative on what is possible for an LGBTQ candidate. Pete has shattered expectations throughout this primary season and we are confident Iowans will help him do it again on caucus day. – Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund.

Just 8 of the many candidates backed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund

For all of the candidates backed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, head over to https://victoryfund.org/our-candidates/ .The complete list of candidate endorsements announced on Wednesday is below:

Jessica Benham  
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 36  
Primary: 4/28/20 General: 11/3/20 

Gray Ellis
North Carolina State Senate, District 20 
Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20

2020 Spotlight Candidate Endorsements (Previously Endorsed):

Todd Gloria, who could become the first openly LGBTQ person elected mayor of San Diego;
Mayor of San Diego   
Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20

Kimberly Jackson, who could become the first openly LGBTQ Georgia state Senator
Georgia State Senate, District 41
Primary: 5/19/20 General: 11/3/20

Shevrin Jones, who could become the first openly LGBTQ Florida state Senator
Florida State Senate, District 35
Primary 6/12/20 General: 11/3/20

Sarah McBride, who will become the first openly trans woman elected to a state senate if she wins in Delaware
Delaware State Senate, District 1
Primary 9/15/20 General: 11/3/20

Charmaine McGuffey, who is running for Hamilton County (OH) Sheriff and was fired by the current sheriff for speaking out against prison and police abuse. 
Hamilton County (OH) Sheriff
Primary: 3/17/20 General: 11/3/20 

Marque Snow, who could become the first openly LGBTQ man elected to the Nebraska Legislature
Nebraska Legislature, District 9
Primary: 5/12/20 General: 11/3/20  

Shawn Terry, who could become the only openly LGBTQ man currently serving in the Texas state legislature
Texas House of Representatives, District 108
Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20 

Mary Washington, who could become the first openly LGBTQ mayor of Baltimore;
Mayor of Baltimore   
Primary: 4/28/20 General: 11/3/20

2020 Game Changer Endorsement:

Jamie McLeod-Skinner
Oregon Secretary of State
Primary: 5/19/20 General: 11/3/20

2020 General Candidate Endorsements:

Vernetta Alston
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 29
Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20

Deborah Barra
Florida State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit
Primary: 8/18/20 General: 11/3/20

Kristen Browde 
New York State Assembly, District 93
Primary: 6/23/20 General: 11/3/20

Linda Deos  
Yolo County (CA) Board of Supervisors, District 4  
Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20

Chad Klitzman
Broward County (FL) Supervisor of Elections
Primary: 8/18/20 General: 11/3/20

Jacob Meister 
Clerk of Cook County (IL) Circuit Court   
Primary: 3/17/20 General: 11/3/20

John Ronquillo  
Colorado House of Representatives, District 40  
Primary: 6/30/20 General: 11/3/20

Akil Patterson
Baltimore City Council, District 13
Primary: 4/28/20 General: 11/3/20

Yoni Pizer 
Illinois House of Representatives, District 12  
Primary: 3/17/20 General: 11/3/20

Max Prestigiacomo
Madison Common Council, District 8
General: 4/7/20

Davin Sokup  
Minnesota State Senate, District 20   
Primary: 8/11/20 General: 11/3/20

Tanner Sunderman
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 66A
Primary: 8/11/20 General: 11/3/20

Maggie Trevor 
Illinois House of Representatives, District 54  
Primary: 3/17/20 General: 11/3/20

Alex Wan 
Georgia House of Representatives, District 57  
Primary: 5/19/20 General: 11/3/20

2020 General Incumbent Endorsements:

John Bauters
Emeryville City (CA) Councilmember, At-Large           
General: 11/3/20

Harry Bronson
New York State Assembly, District 138
Primary: 6/23/20 General: 11/3/20

Julie Carson
Wilton Manors City (FL) Commissioner
General: 11/3/20

Justin Chenette
Maine State Senate, District 31
Primary: 6/9/20 General: 11/3/20

Allison Dahle
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 11
Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20

Scott Dibble
Minnesota State Senate, District 61
Primary: 8/22/20 General: 11/3/20

Leslie Herod  
Colorado House of Representatives, District 8
Primary: 6/30/20 General: 11/3/20

Kelli Johnson
Texas 178th District Court
Primary 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20

Jack Patrick Lewis
Massachusetts House of Representatives, 7th Middlesex District
Primary: 9/1/20 General: 11/3/20

Tippi McCullough
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 33
Primary: 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20

Lois Reckitt
Maine House of Representatives, District 31
Primary: 6/9/20 General: 11/3/20

Lamont Robinson
Illinois House of Representatives, District 5
Primary: 3/17/20 General: 11/3/20

Elizabeth Stefanics
New Mexico State Senate, District 39
Primary: 6/2/20 General: 11/3/20

John Strand
Fargo City (ND) Commission, At-Large
General: 6/9/20

Erin Zwiener
Texas House of Representatives, District 45
Primary 3/3/20 General: 11/3/20

 

Courtesy of LGBTQ Victory Fund

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LGBTQ Victory Fund

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.

More information is available at victoryfund.org.

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