LPAC Announces 5 New Endorsements for Local Office as Primaries Approach

LPAC Announces 5 New Endorsements for Local Office as Primaries Approach

Posted on: July 26th, 2018 by teamlpac


Washington, DC (July 25, 2018) — LPAC, the only organization devoted to building the political power of LGBTQ women, announces its endorsement of five state-level candidates. These campaigns – in Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, and Florida – are key local efforts in our national goal of elevating women’s equality and social justice.

“Change starts at home, and these local races are crucial to putting LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights and social justice back where they belong: as goals to work toward, rather than targets in the crosshairs,” said LPAC executive director Stephanie Sandberg. “This slate of candidates would do just that, and we must all support them in any way we can.”
Find the rest of our endorsements at TeamLPAC.com.

Christine Hallquist for Governor of Vermont – Primary date: August 14
If Christine Hallquist triumphs over three other Democratic candidates in Vermont’s August 14 primary, the possibility of becoming the first-ever transgender governor is well in her sight. Hallquist is former CEO of Vermont Electric Coop, where she steered the business from the financial brink back onto stable footing. She is running on a platform that includes raising the minimum wage, protecting and expanding healthcare access, and achieving 90% renewable energy by 2050. LPAC is thrilled to endorse Hallquist in her quest to become the first transgender governor in the nation, single-handedly moving the nation further toward LGBTQ equality.

Christine Kilduff (Washington State Rep, 28th District) – Primary date: August 7
Christine Kilduff is running for a third term to represent Washington State’s 28th District in the state’s House of Representatives, where she serves as vice-chairwoman of the Judiciary Committee. An LPAC-supported candidate since her first election, Kilduff supports freezing college tuition, a bill of rights that protects college students from predatory loans, overall government transparency and accountability. She lives with her wife and two daughters in University Place, in Northwest Washington. LPAC is delighted to endorse Kilduff for a third term, because her re-election to the Washington State House will represent a (continued) strong voice for the LGBTQ community in the Legislature.

Maura Healey (Attorney General, Massachusetts) – Primary date: September 4
Maura Healey, the first openly gay attorney general, will face at least two GOP challengers in her bid for reelection to the role she first won in 2014. She pushes for Massachusetts residents’ access to healthcare, affordable energy, and community safety. Healey has been an LPAC endorsee since her first campaign, and LPAC is proud to once again endorse the first and only openly LGBTQ attorney general in the nation.

Julian Cyr (Massachusetts State Senate – Cape & Islands) – Primary date: September 4
Julian Cyr has been an LPAC-endorsed candidate since he was first elected to the state senate in 2016. He has been a strong supporter of LPAC since 2014, while serving as chairman of the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth. Cyr holds chairmanships on the state’s Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, and the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development. LPAC wholeheartedly endorses Cyr for a second time so that his work in support of LGBTQ equality will continue in the state of Massachusetts.

Jennifer Webb (Florida State Representative, 69th District) – Primary date: August 28
Webb ran unsuccessfully against a GOP incumbent for the seat in 2016, but it’s now an open race, and the Democratic Party in Pinellas County has united behind her candidacy. Webb, an out lesbian, is running on a platform that emphasizes stable insurance markets, protecting the state’s endangered watercourses, and increasing mental health spending. LPAC is thrilled to endorse Jennifer’s candidacy as she runs a strong campaign to become the first openly queer woman in Florida’s state legislature.

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LPAC builds the political power of LGBTQ women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice. LPAC achieves its mission by increasing the political power and engagement of LGBTQ women and their allies.

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