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28 LGBTQ Endorsed Candidates Win Super Tuesday Primaries

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Washington, DC — Super Tuesday election results so far indicate a strong night for LGBTQ candidates, with 28 Victory Fund endorsed LGBTQ candidates winning their primaries and one headed to a primary runoff as of 10am ET. A total of 38 Victory Fund candidates were on the ballot yesterday and three races remain too close to call. So far, 74 percent of Victory Fund candidates on Super Tuesday ballots won their primaries. More than 730 openly LGBTQ candidates are running for office in 2020 — more than any other time in history.

Many of the candidates who won Tuesday are running historic campaigns, including:

Todd Gloria, who placed first in his primary, and could become the first openly LGBTQ person elected mayor of San Diego;

Gina Ortiz Jones, who won her primary, and could become the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Texas;

Georgette Gomez, who placed second in her top-two primary, and could become the first openly LGBTQ Latina member of Congress; and

Jenna Wadsworth, who won her primary, and could become the first openly LGBTQ elected statewide constitutional officer in North Carolina and the youngest LGBTQ person ever elected to a statewide position. She is running for the state's Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement about the victories:

"We are building toward a rainbow revolution in November, with historic LGBTQ candidates running in parts of the country and for levels of government that we never have before. We can double our representation in Congress, elect two big city mayors and dramatically expand the number of state legislators nationwide. We are rewriting the rules on electability and embracing the fact that America is ready to elect LGBTQ candidates up and down the ballot. More than 730 LGBTQ candidates are running in major cities and small towns because they want to make a difference in their communities, but the impact on perceptions of LGBTQ people will be enormous as well."

Below is a complete list of Victory Fund endorsed candidates who won their primaries or advanced to the November elections on Super Tuesday:

State First Name Last Name Office District

AR Tippi McCullough Arkansas House of Representatives District 33

CA Christopher Ward California State Assembly District 78

CA Evan Low California State Assembly District 28

CA Georgette Gomez US House of Representatives CA-53

CA John Laird California State Senate District 17

CA Sabrina Cervantes California State Assembly District 60

CA Scott Weiner California State Senate District 11

CA Susan Talamantes Eggman California State Senate District 5

CA Todd Gloria Mayor of San Diego

CA Toni Atkins California State Senate President pro Tempore District 39

NC Allison Dahle North Carolina House of Representatives District 11

NC Deb Butler North Carolina House of Representatives District 18

NC Jasmine Beach-Ferrara Buncombe County Commission District 1

NC Jenna Wadsworth North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture

NC Marcia Morgan North Carolina House of Representatives District 19

NC Vernetta Alston North Carolina House of Representatives District 29

TN Jennifer Smith Criminal Court Division IV 20th Judicial District

TX Ann Johnson Texas House of Representatives District 134

TX Celia Israel Texas House of Representatives District 50

TX Eliz Markowitz Texas House of Representatives District 28

TX Eric Holguin Texas House of Representatives District 32

TX Erin Zwierner Texas House of Representatives District 45

TX Gina Ortiz Jones U.S. House of Representatives TX-23

TX Julie Johnson Texas House of Representatives District 115

TX Kelli Johnson 178th Criminal District Court Judge

TX Kim Ogg Harris County District Attorney

TX Mary Gonzalez Texas House of Representatives District 75

TX Selena Alvarenga District Court Judge 460th Judicial District

Below are the candidates in races that are still too close to call: CA Joy Silver California State Senate District 28

¬¬¬CA Steve Hansen Sacramento City Council District 4

CA Terra Lawson-Remer San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Laurie Eiserloh, running for Travis County Attorney in Texas, will head to a primary runoff.

Laurie Eiserloh, running for Travis County Attorney in Texas, will head to a primary runoff.

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. .

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