LGBTQ group LPAC welcomes historic night in Jane Castor race
If Jane Castor is elected Mayor Tuesday night she’ll be the first openly LGBTQ Mayor to lead a southeastern U.S. city and the third of such elected to a major American city this year.
It’s widely expected that Castor will make that history when the polls close at 7 p.m. She leads both polls conducted in the past two weeks, ahead in one by 36 points, a nearly insurmountable lead for her opponent, David Straz.
Her win would mark a progression in LGBTQ equality not only locally, but also nationally.
“I think it shows that Americans at the municipal level and the local level are choosing people who can get stuff done,” said Stephanie Sandberg, executive director for LPAC, an equality group that supports LGBTQ women, which endorsed Castor.
Read the rest of Stephanie Sandberg’s thoughts on the significance of Castor’s victory here.