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LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses 20 more LGBTQ candidates
-- From a press release
2022-05-26

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Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed 20 more out LGBTQ candidates. Victory Fund has now endorsed 292 candidates running in the 2022 midterms.

Candidates given Game Changer status include Michael Pieciak who is running for Vermont State Treasurer and state Representative Deborah Ruggiero who is running for Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor. If elected, Pieciak would be the first out LGBTQ State Treasurer in Vermont history and Ruggiero would be the first out LGBTQ person elected to a statewide office in Rhode Island.

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

"With more and more LGBTQ people running for office at all levels of government — from school boards to Congress — it's crystal clear the Rainbow Wave is stronger than ever. Voters are ready to enact change by electing exceptionally qualified pro-choice and pro-LGBTQ legislators who are ready to stand up and fight for our rights and freedoms. This November will be one of the most high-stakes elections for the LGBTQ community as anti-equality politicians target LGBTQ kids, schools and our ability to access lifesaving health care. The best way to punch back against this bigotry is to elect LGBTQ people to office until we finally break the ultimate lavender ceiling and reach equitable representation."

The complete list of candidate endorsements announced today is below:

Game Changer Endorsements

Michael Pieciak (he/him)

Vermont State Treasurer

Primary: 8/9/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Deborah Ruggiero (she/her)

Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor

Primary: 9/13/2022

General: 11/8/2022

General Candidates

Kristin Alfheim (she/her)

Wisconsin State Senate, District 19

Primary: 8/9/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Danté Anderson (she/her)

Charlotte City Council, District 1

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 7/26/2022

Noah Arbit (he/him)

Michigan House of Representatives, District 20

Primary: 8/2/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Ken Carlson (he/him)

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, District 4, CA

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Amie Carter (she/her)

Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools, CA

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Ally Layman (she/her)

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 24

Primary: 5/10/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Eric Nakano (he/him)

San Dimas City Council, District 2, CA

General: 6/7/2022

Samy Nemir Olivares (he/they)

New York State Assembly, District 54

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Andrea Olsen (she/they)

Montana State Senate, District 50

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Heath Ouellette (he/him)

Maine House of Representatives, District 146

Primary: 6/14/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Anthony Quezada (he/him)

Cook County Commission, District 8, IL

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Charles Skold (he/him)

Maine House of Representatives, District 119

Primary: 6/14/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Andrew Taban (he/him)

William S. Hart Union High School District Board of Trustees, Trustee Area 2, CA

General: 11/8/2022

Omar Torres (he/him) San Jose City Council, District 3, CA

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

General Incumbent Candidates

Florencio Briones (he/him)

El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees, Area 4, CA

General: 11/8/2022

Heather Meyer (she/her)

Kansas House of Representatives, District 29

Primary: 8/2/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Michele Rayner (she/her)

Florida House of Representatives, District 62

Primary: 8/23/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Taylor Small (she/her)

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden-21

Primary: 8/9/2022

General: 11/8/2022

More information about all of Victory Fund's endorsed candidates is available at victoryfund.org/ourcandidates.

LGBTQ Victory Fund

LGBTQ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.

victoryfund.org


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