Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Record Number of LGBTQ Candidates Running for General Assembly

The Virginia House and Senate Democratic Caucuses are marking Pride Month by celebrating the record number of openly LGBTQ candidates running for the General Assembly. Virginia Democrats remain committed to fighting for equality for all Virginians.

“Virginia House and Senate Democrats are proud to have eight openly LGBTQ candidates running for the General Assembly,” said Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke (D-Hampton). “Together, we’re fighting to ensure every Virginian is able to love who they want free from discrimination.”

There are currently five openly LGBTQ Democrats serving in the legislature: Adam Ebbin (SD-30),  Danica Roem (HD-13); Mark Sickles (HD-43); Mark Levine (HD-45); and Dawn Adams (HD-68).

“Virginia is for lovers of equality. No one knows that better than our openly LGBTQ General Assembly members who are fighting for equal protections for all Virginians,” said House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria). “This November, Democrats are going to flip Richmond blue and finally pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws.”

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