Six out LGBTQ candidates won their Democratic primaries for New York City Council seatsall of whom are likely to win their November general elections in the heavily Democratic city, according to a Victory Fund press release.
Four LGBTQ individuals are currently on the city council.
Among the winners are Crystal Hudson and Kristin Richardson Jordan, who are likely to become the first Black out LGBTQ women elected to the council. Chi Osse is also likely to become the youngest person ever elected to the council. Also victorious were Erik Bottcher, Tiffany Caban and Lynn Schulman.
"New York City's slate of LGBTQ council candidates are a reflection of the city they aim to represent, and many will make political history when elected in November," said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. "New York City's LGBTQ community and communities of color are uniquely impacted by the effects of the pandemic, making these six LGBTQ leaders critical to ensuring equitable policies that help all New Yorkers recover. It is a transformational moment for New York City and the ideal time for the council's LGBT Caucus to grow."
Primary elections were held June 22; general elections will take place Nov. 2.