The LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, has endorsed 80 more out LGBTQ candidates running in the 2022 midterms.

This is the largest number of LGBTQ candidates endorsed by Victory Fund in one month ever, further illustrating the historic momentum behind LGBTQ people running for public office across the country. Victory Fund has now endorsed 206 candidates for 2022.

Candidates endorsed include U.S. House candidate Robert Zimmerman (NY-03), who would be the first out LGBTQ member of Congress from Long Island. Zimmerman was given Game Changer candidate status. Mayoral candidate Ty Penserga, who would be the first out LGBTQ mayor of Boynton Beach, Florida, was upgraded to Spotlight candidate status.

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

“Today’s endorsements signal a historic moment for the LGBTQ community – this is the most out LGBTQ people we have ever endorsed in a single month and there are more out LGBTQ people running for public office than ever before in history. This midterm election is about enthusiasm. Voters across the country are excited – and determined – to elect candidates with diverse perspectives who instill messages of hope, acceptance and courage. This is just the beginning. The Rainbow Wave is stronger than ever.”

The complete list of candidate endorsements announced:

Game Changer Endorsement

Robert Zimmerman (he/him)

U.S. House of Representatives, NY-03

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Upgraded to Spotlight Endorsement

Ty Penserga (he/him)

Mayor of Boynton Beach, FL

General: 3/8/2022

General Endorsements

Phillip Bailey (he/him)

Glendale Board of Aldermen, District 4, WI

General: 4/5/2022

Jimmy Biblarz (he/him)

Los Angeles City Council, District 5, CA

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Precious Brady-Davis (she/her)

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commission, IL

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Porscha Brown (she/her)

Harris County Criminal Court, No. 3, TX

Primary: 3/1/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Todd Connor (he/him)

Indiana State Senate, District 4

Primary: 5/3/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Steve Duble (he/him)

Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, TX

Primary: 3/1/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Kris Fair (he/him)

Maryland House of Delegates, District 3A

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Dom Gelsomino (he/him)

Idaho House of Representatives, District 21A

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Adam Gentle (he/him)

Florida House of Representatives, District 120

Primary: 8/23/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Denise Hernández (she/her)

Travis County Court at Law, No. 6, TX

Primary: 3/1/2022

General: 11/8/2022

SJ Howell (they/them)

Montana House of Representatives, District 95

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Aurora Hurd (they/them)

Winooski City Council, VT

General: 3/1/2022

Celia Israel (she/her)

Mayor of Austin, TX

General: 11/8/2022

Marybeth Lennox-Levins (she/her)

Rutland City Board of School Commissioners, VT

General: 3/1/2022

Ashanti Martinez (he/him)

Maryland House of Delegates, District 22

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Jaylin McClinton (he/him)

Cook County Commission, District 5, IL

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Jim Obergefell (he/him)

Ohio House of Representatives, District 89

Primary: 5/3/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Krystal Oriadha (she/her)

Prince George’s County Council, District 7, MD

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Thomas Renner (he/him)

Winooski City Council, VT

General: 3/1/2022

Joseph Rocha (he/him)

California State Senate, District 40

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Nick Ross (they/them)

Appleton Area School District Board of Education

Primary: 2/15/2022

General: 4/5/2022

Alex Ruggiers (he/him)

Norman Public School Board, Office 2, OK

Runoff: 4/5/2022

Izzy Smith-Wade-El (he/him)

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 50

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Jacob Torgerson (he/him)

Montana House of Representatives, District 81

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Michael Weaver (he/him)

Cook County Circuit Court, IL

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Sandis Wright (he/him)

Andover School Committee, MA

General: 3/22/2022

General Incumbent Endorsements

James Aguilar (he/him)

San Leandro Unified School District Board of Trustees, CA

General: 11/8/2022

Brian Alston (he/him)

Sumter School District Board of Trustees, SC

General: 11/8/2022

Nickie Antonio (she/her)

Ohio State Senate, District 23

Primary: 5/3/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Lisa Belcastro (she/her)

Maryland House of Delegates, District 11

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Rachel Bell (she/her)

Davidson County General Sessions Court, Division 8, TN

Primary: 5/3/2022

General: 8/4/2022

Pamela Boozer-Strother (she/her)

Prince George’s County Board of Education, District 3, MD

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Joshua Boschee (he/him)

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 44

Primary: 6/14/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Andrés Cano (he/him)

Arizona House of Representatives, District 20

Primary: 8/3/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Tim Carpenter (he/him)

Wisconsin State Senate, District 3

Primary: 8/9/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Brian Cina (they/he/she)

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-4

Primary: 8/9/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Domonique Clemons (he/him)

Genesee County Commission, District 4, MI

Primary: 8/2/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Luke Clippinger (he/him)

Maryland House of Delegates, District 46

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Julian Cyr (he/him)

Massachusetts State Senate, Cape and Islands

Primary: 9/6/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Allison Dahle (she/her)

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 11

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Scott Dibble (he/him)

Minnesota State Senate, District 61

Primary: 8/9/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Evan Glass (he/him)

Montgomery County Council, At-Large, MD

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Deborah Glick (she/her)

New York State Assembly, District 66

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Jessica González (she/her)

Texas House of Representatives, District 104

Primary: 3/1/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Mary González (she/her)

Texas House of Representatives, District 75

Primary: 3/1/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Jessica González-Rojas (she/her)

New York State Assembly, District 34

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Patricia Hansen (she/her)

Evesham Township Council, NJ

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Natalie Higgins (she/her)

Massachusetts House of Representatives, 4th Worcester

Primary: 9/6/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Scott Houston (he/him)

West Basin Municipal Water District Board, Division 4, CA

General: 11/8/2022

Julie Johnson (she/her)

Texas House of Representatives, District 115

Primary: 3/1/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Keir Jones (he/him)

Signal Hill City Council, CA

General: 11/8/2022

Anne Kaiser (she/her)

Maryland House of Delegates, 14

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Rebecca Kislak (she/her)

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 4

Primary: 9/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Derek Kitchen (he/him)

Utah State Senate, District 2

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (she/her)

New Hampshire State Senate, District 21

Primary: 9/13/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Evan Low (he/him)

California State Assembly, District 26

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Joe Magee (he/they)

Burlington City Council, Ward 3, VT

General: 3/1/2022

Rafael Mandelman (he/him)

San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 8, CA

General: 11/8/2022

Amanda Maris (she/her)

Durham County District Court Judge, District 14, NC

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Darlene Martinez (she/her)

Maricopa County Constable, Downtown Precinct, AZ

Primary: 8/2/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Marcia Morey (she/her)

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 30

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (she/her)

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-2

Primary: 8/9/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Greta Neubauer (she/her)

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 66

Primary: 8/9/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Rob Nosse (he/him)

Oregon House of Representatives, District 42

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 11/8/2022

David Ortiz (he/him)

Colorado House of Representatives, District 38

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Samuel Park (he/him)

Georgia House of Representatives, District 107

Primary: 5/24/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Luke Peterson (he/him)

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Board, Subdistrict 7, NE

Primary: 5/10/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Lois Reckitt (she/her)

Maine House of Representatives, District 31

Primary: 6/14/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Paul Rolli (he/him)

Wilton Manors City Commission, FL

General: 11/8/2022

Dan Ryan (he/him)

Portland City Commission, OR

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Adam Scanlon (he/him)

Massachusetts House of Representatives, 14th Bristol, MA

Primary: 9/6/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Liz Sheehan (she/her)

Lexington City Council, District 5, KY

Primary: 5/17/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Michael Smith (he/him)

Largo City Commission, Seat 1, FL

General: 11/8/2022

Evelyn Rios Stafford (she/her)

Washington County Justice of the Peace, District 12, AR

Primary: 5/24/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Mauree Turner (they/them)

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 88

Primary: 6/28/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Christopher Ward (he/him)

California State Assembly, District 78

Primary: 6/7/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Mary Wiseman (she/her)

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, OH

Primary: 5/3/2022

General: 11/8/2022

Dennis Woods (he/him)

Palm Springs City Council, District 2, CA

General: 11/8/2022

Erin Zwiener (she/her)

Texas House of Representatives, District 45

Primary: 3/1/2022

General: 11/8/2022

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