15:36, September 18 95 0

2018-09-18 15:36:05

 

These female LGBT candidates are the real gamechangers in the midterm election

In researching the female LGBT MVPs in the 2018 midterm elections, it seemed like a no-brainer to utilize the Victory Fund as a vetted resource.

LGBT Victory Fund works to “change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT officials at all levels of government. Simply put, they do not endorse a candidate unless they are LGBT.”

The Victory Fund has has helped elect thousands of LGBT people to positions at all levels of government since its inception in 1991. These LGBT voices have made significant contributions to advancing equality for LGBT Americans – from passing non-discrimination laws to defeating amendments to ban marriage equality.

They have a record for endorsing the candidates that move the progressive ball forward. A handful of examples include: Tammy Baldwin (first openly LGBT U.S. Senator elected – and she’s running again this year); Mayor Robert Garcia (first openly gay and Latino mayor of Long Beach); Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu (first LGBT woman of color on the state bench); and LGBT State Attorney Maura Healey (broke the glass ceiling in her race).

The organization is currently helmed by President & CEO Annise Parker. If her name sounds familiar, it should.

Parker served six years as a Houston City Council member, six years as City Controller and six years as Mayor of the city. She is one of only two women to have been elected mayor, and is the only person in Houston history to have held the offices of council member, controller and mayor.

She was also the first openly LGBT mayor of a major American city.

Jumping ahead to the 2018 midterm elections, it’s valuable to take into consideration what the experts anticipate to be their game-changing roster of LGBT female candidates (in alphabetical order).

Lauren Baer will be one of the first openly LGBT members of Congress from Florida.

Tammy Baldwin is the first and only openly LGBT member of the Senate. She is running for re-election in Wisconsin.

Kate Brown is the first and only openly LGBT governor in the U.S. for the state of Oregon.

Angie Craig will be the first openly LGBT person elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota.

Sharice Davids will be the first openly LGBT member of Congress from Kansas and the first female Native American elected to Congress.

Christine Hallquist will be the first openly trans Governor in the U.S.

Maura Healey is the first openly LGBT attorney general in the U.S.

Katie Hill would be the youngest LGBT woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dana Nessel will be only the second openly LGBT attorney general in the U.S.

Gina Ortiz Jones will be the first openly LGBT person elected to Congress from Texas.

Kyrsten Sinema will become the first openly bisexual member of the U.S. Senate.

Lupe Valdez will be the first openly LGBT Governor of Texas.

Some might say the road to equity and equality for American LGBT females will run through the aforementioned women in 2018.


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