LPAC endorses Sharice Davids, Angie Craig, and Gina Ortiz Jones for 2020
Washington, DC (July 2, 2019) – LPAC, the only organization dedicated to building LGBTQ women’s political voice, today announces a slate of exciting US House of Representatives endorsements for the 2020 cycle: Sharice Davids for re-election to Kansas’ third district; Angie Craig for re-election in Minnesota’s second district; and Gina Ortiz Jones for election in Texas’ 23rd district.
“Congresswomen Davids and Craig are central to LPAC’s efforts to protect LGBTQ women incumbents heading into 2020,” said Executive Director Stephanie Sandberg. “And Gina Ortiz Jones is running a great campaign to swell their ranks. We are beyond pleased to endorse these three trailblazing LGBTQ women.”
Sharice Davids is six months into her first term in the US House of Representatives representing Kansas. She was one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, and the first openly LGBTQ person to represent Kansas. Her work so far has included a close focus on protecting the Affordable Care Act. Davids serves on the Small Business and the Transportation & Infrastructure committees.
Angie Craig is six months into her first US House term representing Minnesota. She was the first LGBTQ woman to represent the state in Congress, and the first lesbian parent ever elected. She serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Transportation & Infrastructure.
Gina Ortiz Jones lost to incumbent Will Hurd by 926 votes in 2018. An Air Force and Iraq War veteran who served under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Jones is an openly LGBTQ Filipina-American who served in the Obama administration. Jones is an extremely qualified candidate whom LPAC is proud to endorse again this cycle.
"A central focus in my first term in Congress has been pushing for protections for the LGBTQ community. In LPAC, I feel like I've found a partner in that mission, and I'm proud that they're #TeamSharice for the long haul.” Said Congresswoman Sharice Davids.
"LPAC's work is so important to raising the voice of people like me. As the first lesbian mom in Congress, I feel proud to have the backing of an organization that is pushing for this to be the norm rather than historic.” Said Congresswoman Angie Craig.
Gina Ortiz Jones said, "I'm honored to have LPAC's support to become the first out Congressperson to serve Texas - and I'll work to ensure that I'm not the last. Their mission is my mission, and together we will blaze a new trail for LGBTQ women's voices."