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lgbt politics, leadership and results

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A Message from Chuck Wolfe President and CEO, Victory Fund & Institute

You’re holding the first edition of Victory magazine, a new tool for the community of LGBT leaders and supporters to learn about the people involved in the worldwide fight to win equality, especially those who serve as public officials. The magazine launches at a moment of great joy and progress—the election of the first openly LGBT U.S. Senator. Tammy Baldwin’s historic victory this year is but the latest in a brilliant career marked by shattered glass ceilings and a commitment to fighting for progressive values. She will be joined on Capitol Hill by the largest number of openly gay, lesbian and bisexual federal lawmakers in history, and they will take office amid growing acceptance of and unprecedented political success for legal recognition of same-sex couples. For more than 20 years, the Victory Fund and Institute have worked to grow the voice of the LGBT community in civic life. As we enter our next two decades, both Victory and the broader LGBT community must work to expand our influence and voice, particularly in areas across the U.S. and around the globe where we are still not free to be ourselves. That means supporting a diverse and growing group of out public servants; whether they are in college, considering a run for office, working as an appointed official or serving in the U.S. Senate. That support is made possible by the people whose names you’ll find listed in the back of this magazine. We are forever grateful for their friendship and trust, and for sharing our passion for leadership, visibility, change and results.

Chuck Wolfe President and CEO

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Political Scorecard

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Q&A: Brian Sims

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100 David Bohnett Leadership Fellows

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Infographic: The Impact We Make

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Supporter Spotlight: Sue Burnside & Valerie Ploumpis

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Latinos Out to Win: Jacob Candelaria

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Victory without Borders

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International Spotlight: Tatiana PiĂąeros

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Rise in Young Leaders

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Women Out to Win

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Victory Boards

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“All my life, the naysayers have told me that I can’t win because I’m a progressive…because I’m a woman…because I’m a lesbian,” Tammy Baldwin once said, but those voices fell silent on November 6, when Baldwin won a historic victory in her race for the U.S. Senate. Baldwin beat former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who was backed by conservative super PACs that spent lavishly on television ads aimed at portraying her as outof-step with the state’s values, and in so doing became the nation’s first openly gay senator. “This wasn’t incremental progress. This was a breathtaking leap forward,” said Chuck Wolfe, president 8 | VICTORY Magazine

and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. “Her victory in the face of tens of millions of dollars in super PAC spending against her is a testament to the enormous power of people who believe in and fight for progress, fairness and equality.” Baldwin’s political trajectory has paralleled the growth and success of the Victory Fund, which endorsed 180 openly LGBT candidates in 2012. She was among the Fund’s first endorsed candidates, winning a state legislative race in 1992 with the organization’s support. In 1998, the Fund raised more than $200,000 to help make her the first non-incumbent openly LGBT candidate to win a seat in Congress, but


winning an open Senate seat in 2012 was a whole different undertaking; the organization raised and spent nearly $1.5 million supporting Baldwin’s groundbreaking candidacy. “We committed early on to doing everything we could to win this race, and that helped Tammy clear the field of Democratic primary opponents,” Wolfe said. “But this was obviously a team effort, with groups like EMILY’s List also stepping up in a very big way. In the end though, it was Tammy’s message that made sense to Wisconsin voters. I think they appreciated the fact that she stood by her record, that she’s honest about who she is and so clearly cares about people who

need government to work for them.” Baldwin will be joined on Capitol Hill by the largest number of openly gay, lesbian and bisexual lawmakers in history. Six Victory Fund-backed House candidates won their races in 2012, including Mark Takano, the first openly LGBT person of color in Congress, and Kyrsten Sinema, the first openly bisexual candidate to win a congressional race. Sean Patrick Maloney became the first openly LGBT member of Congress from New York, while Mark Pocan won the House seat Baldwin has held for seven terms. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and David Cicilline, D-R.I., were also reelected. www.victoryfund.org/magazine | 9


“Last year, with Barney Frank’s retirement announcement and Tammy Baldwin’s race for the Senate coming together, it looked like we could lose some representation on the House side,” said Tiffany Muller, vice president of political operations at the Victory Fund. “Instead we have nearly doubled our community’s voice in Congress, and diversified it, which is also incredibly important.” Seven states elected their first or only openly LGBT state legislators in 2012, including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota and Florida, which went from having no out state lawmakers to gaining its first two. “We’re at a time and place in history when we don’t need surrogates anymore, we can speak for ourselves,” said David Richardson, who along with Joe Saunders will be the first out members of the Florida House of Representatives. Young people also made their mark in LGBT politics in 2012. Justin Chenette, a 21-year-old assistant producer at a television station in Maine, became the country’s youngest openly gay state legislator, while a 20-year-old openly gay Georgetown University student won a seat as an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Washington, D.C. And in New Mexico, Jacob Candelaria, 25, won a seat in the state Senate representing Albuquerque. In all, at least 122 Victory

Fund-endorsed candidates won their races amid a landmark year for LGBT candidates and causes, with Baldwin’s election topping the list of remarkable victories. “The people who had faith that this was possible made it possible,” Baldwin said outside her own voting precinct in Madison as Election Day dawned, her historic win still a dozen hours away. Then she turned to catch a passer-by, asking “Have you voted already?”

Above: Baldwin Speaks to supporters on election night. Below (from left to right): Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18); Mark Pocan (WI-2); Rep. Jared Polis (CO-2); Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9); Mark Takano (CA-41); and Rep. David Cicilline (RI-1)

Baldwin will be joined on Capitol Hill by the largest number of openly gay, lesbian and bisexual lawmakers in history.


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On the Horizon Seven more states gained their first or only openly LGBT state legislators in 2012, breaking glass ceilings in places you wouldn’t expect. by Kristy Pultorak

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hen we look to the horizon, we often think it’s so far away that we could never reach it.  But we also reference the horizon when something is just around the corner.  When Victory formed back in 1991, only a few states had elected openly LGBT representatives to their state legislatures.  An effort to eliminate states lacking out lawmakers was called the “Legislative Horizon States” program. Achieving at least one out representative in all 50 states seemed so far away, but with just 14 states left, reaching that goal now seems closer than ever.  The Victory Fund endorsed 104 candidates for state legislative races in the 2012 cycle, the most in its history. While some of these endorsements built up LGBT legislative caucuses in New York, Maine, California, and Colorado, other endorsements backed candidates who were attempting to be the first or only openly LGBT representative in the state. After the polls closed and the last ballot was counted, Victory was successful in helping elect eight legislators in seven states that had no openly LGBT representation in their legislatures – including South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, New

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Mexico, West Virginia, North Dakota, and Florida, where two openly gay candidates were victorious.    These wins were made possible by recruiting and supporting outstanding candidates like Mary Gonzalez, who will be the first out member of the Texas legislature in more than a decade. Gonzalez is the oldest of eight children, and at age 28 will be one of the youngest members of the Texas House. Stephen Skinner, who founded West Virginia’s LGBT equality organization, is the first out member of his state’s legislature.  In Pennsylvania, attorney and activist Brian Sims defeated a 28-year incumbent to win a seat in the State House, and Josh Boschee made history in his state legislative race in North Dakota.   Here’s a look at the candidates and elections that made 2012 the year we took a giant step toward the horizon: January 2012 – Angie Buhl comes out as bisexual, becoming the first out member of the South Dakota legislature. Buhl was aided in her coming out process by the Victory Institute’s Coming Out Project and by Victory staff.  She is also the youngest member of the South Dakota state legislature.  April 24, 2012 – Brian Sims wins a decisive primary for Pennsylvania’s 182nd State House District, defeating a 28-year incumbent.  Sims won by 233 votes, which he credits to the outstanding voter turnout support he received from staff and Victory Campaign Board members. May 29, 2012 – Mary Gonzalez wins a decisive primary for Texas’ 75th State House District.  Victory


staff helped Mary develop a strong campaign field plan and recruited major donors in Texas and beyond. June 5, 2012 – Jacob Candelaria wins a decisive primary for New Mexico’s 26th State Senate District with nearly 70% of the vote.  At age 25, Jacob is one of the youngest out state legislators in the country. August 14, 2012 – David Richardson wins a decisive primary for Florida’s 113th State House District.  David is a former member of the Victory Campaign Board who relied on the organization to help him build an expert campaign team. November 6, 2012 – West Virginia and North Dakota elect their first openly LGBT state legislators.

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OUT TO WIN.

The Victory Fund endorsed a record 180 openly LGBT candidates in 2012, with at least 122 going on to win their races. See who checked the victory box in our annual political scorecard.

County / Municipal Maricopa Special Healthcare Dist. Board of Dir.

Christina Olague

CA

San Francisco Board of Supervisors

CA

Eureka City Council

Tim Day

DC

DC City Council

CA

San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner

Martin Espinoza

DC

DC Advisory Neighborhood Commission

CA

San Francisco Board of Supervisors

DC

DC State Board of Education

CA

Mountain View City Council

DC

DC Advisory Neighborhood Commission

CA

San Francisco Board of Supervisors

CA

San Diego City Council

CA

Sacramento City Council (Race Undecided)

CA

Oakland City Council

CA

Cathedral City Council

CA

Berkeley City Council

CA

Cathedral City City Council

CA

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

CA

Cathedral City Mayor

Donald Rumer-Rivera AZ

• Linda Atkins • Sabrina Brennan • David Campos • Chris Clark Joel Engardio

• Todd Gloria

Steve Hansen

• Rebecca Kaplan Paul Marchand

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• Jack Jacobson • Chris Linn • Marc Morgan • Matt Raymond • Patrick Gossett • Kevin Beckner

DC

DC Advisory Neighborhood Commission

DC

DC Advisory Neighborhood Commission

DE

Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners

FL

Hillsborough County Commission

Gina Duncan

FL

Orange County Board of Commissioners

Joe Pishgar

FL

Brevard County Board of Commissioners

• Patty Sheehan • Stephen Smith • Debra Shore

FL

Orlando City Council

FL

Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board

IL

Metro Water Reclamation Dist. Commission


• David Lublin Craig Covey

Kevin Howley Brian McGrain

• • Len Resto • Brian Haak • Terry Brown • Sandra Kurt • Tom Kovach • Jon Gustafson • Rosemary Lehmberg • Scott Sherman • Lupe Valdez Melvin Nimer

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Chevy Chase City Council

MI

Oakland County Board of Commissioners

Ken Cheuvront

AZ

Arizona Senate

Oakland County Executive

Dustin Cox

AZ

Arizona House of Representatives

Tom Ammiano

CA

California State Assembly

CA

California State Assembly

MI MI

Michael Wayne Evans MO Chris Pappas

Sean Holihan Paul Smedberg Lawrence Webb Joanna Cole Bill Buresh

NH

Ingham County Board of Commissioners Arnold City Council New Hampshire Executive Council

NJ

Chatham Borough Council

NY

Colonie Town Board

OH

Franklin County Recorder

OH

Summit County Council

OK

Norman City Council

OR

Lake Oswega City Council

TX

Travis County District Attorney

TX

Pearland City Council

TX

Dallas County Sherriff

UT

Salt Lake County Council

VA VA VA VT WI

Alexandria City Council Alexandria City Council Falls Church City Council Burlington Justice of the Peace Dane County Board of Supervisors

School Board

• Lawrence Robinson • Judy Appel • Gary Miller • John Strand • Joel McDonald

AZ

Roosevelt Elementary School Dist. Board

CA

Berkeley School Board

CA

Roseville City School Board

ND

Fargo School Board

VA

Virginia Beach School Board

• Darrin P. Gayles • John Dalton Michael Forti

• Andrea Schleifer

Mary Susan Trew

• Carol Kuhnke Ken Ross

Nena Cook

• Virginia Linder Steve Kirkland

• Elizabeth Berns

Richard Tisei

• Sean Patrick Maloney • David Cicilline • Tammy Baldwin • Mark Pocan Mitch Crane

• Richard Gordon

California State Assembly

CA

California Senate

CA

California State Assembly

Abel Guillen

CA

California State Assembly

Ricardo Lara

CA

California State Senate

• • Mark Leno

CA

California State Senate

Luis Lopez

CA

California State Assembly

Torie Osborn

CA

California State Assembly

John A. Pérez

CA

California State Assembly

CO

Colorado House of Representatives

CO

Colorado House of Representatives

CO

Colorado House of Representatives

CO

Colorado House of Representatives

CO

Colorado House of Representatives

CO

Colorado Senate

CO

Colorado Senate

Marie Mayor

DE

Delaware House of Representatives

Andy Staton

DE

Delaware Senate

Dave Richardson

FL

Florida House of Representatives

FL

Florida House of Representatives

• • Mark Ferrandino • Joann Ginal • Dominick Moreno • Paul Rosenthal • Sue Schafer • Patrick Steadman • Jessie Ulibarri • • Joe Saunders •

Florida House of Representatives

Simone Bell

GA

Georgia House of Representatives

Ken Britt

GA

Georgia House of Representatives

Karla Drenner

GA

Georgia House of Representatives

Rashad Taylor

GA

Georgia House of Representatives

Keisha Sean Waites

GA

Georgia House of Representatives

Heather Giugni

HI

Hawaii House of Representatives

Circuit Court

Nate Murphy

ID

Idaho House of Representatives

IL

Circuit Court

Alex Arroyo

IL

Illinois House of Representatives

IL

Circuit Court

IL

Circuit Court

MI

Circuit Court

MI

Circuit Court

CA FL IL

OR OR

San Diego Superior Court Circuit Court

Oregon Supreme Court Oregon Supreme Court

TX

Houston City Court

WA

King County Superior Court

AZ

U.S. House of Representatives, AZ-9

CA

U.S. House of Representatives, CA-41

CO

U.S. House of Representatives, CO-2

MA

U.S. House of Representatives, MA-6

NY

U.S. House of Representatives, NY-18

RI

U.S. House of Representatives, RI-1

WI

U.S. Senate

WI

U.S. House of Representatives, WI-2

Statewide

• Kate Brown

Cathleen Galgiani

CA

FL

Congressional

• Kyrsten Sinema • Mark Takano • Jared Polis

• • Toni Atkins • Susan Eggman

Ian Whitney

Judicial George Schaefer

State Legislative

MD

DE

Insurance Commissioner

OR

Secretary of State

• Kelly Cassidy • Deb Mell • Sam Yingling • Denise Andrews

IL

Illinois House of Representatives

IL

Illinois House of Representatives

IL

Illinois House of Representatives

MA

Massachusetts House of Representatives

Don Bourque

MA

Massachusetts House of Representatives

Tim Coco

MA

Massachusetts Senate

Kate Hogan

MA

Massachusetts House of Representatives

MA

Massachusetts House of Representatives

• • Sarah Peake

Tim Schofield

MA

Massachusetts Senate

Carl Sciortino

MA

Massachusetts House of Representatives

ME

Maine House of Representatives

• • Justin Chenette • Andrew McLean • Matt Moonen • Terry Morrison • Susan Allen

ME

Maine House of Representatives

ME

Maine House of Representatives

ME

Maine House of Representatives

MN

Minnesota House of Representatives

Tom Degree

MN

Minnesota House of Representatives

Scott Dibble

MN

Minnesota Senate

MO

Missouri House of Representatives

Sarah Gillooly

MO

Missouri House of Representatives

Jeanette Oxford

MO

Missouri Senate

Bryce Bennett

MT

Montana House of Representatives

MT

Montana Senate

• • Mike Colona

• • Christine Kaufmann

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State Legislative

• Marcus Brandon

NC

North Carolina House of Representatives

Ross Bulla

NC

North Carolina Senate

Deb Butler

NC

North Carolina Senate

Susan Wilson

NC

North Carolina House of Representatives

ND

North Dakota House of Representatives

NH

New Hampshire House of Representatives

NH

New Hampshire Senate

NM

New Mexico House of Representatives

NM

New Mexico Senate

NV

Nevada Assembly

NV

Nevada Assembly

NV

Nevada Senate

NY

New York State Senate

NY

New York State Assembly

NY

New York State Assembly

NY

New York State Senate

NY

New York State Assembly

NY

New York State Assembly

OH

Ohio House of Representatives

OH

Ohio House of Representatives

OH

Ohio House of Representatives

OK

Oklahoma House of Representatives

OK

Oklahoma Senate

OR

Oregon House of Representatives

OR

Oregon House of Representatives

• Joshua Boschee Aaron Gill

• David Pierce

Mary Ellen Broderick

• Jacob Candelaria • James Healey • Andrew Martin • David Parks Robin Andrews

• Harry Bronson

Jeffrey Friedman

• Brad Hoylman • Danny O’Donnell • Matthew Titone • Nickie Antonio • Tim Brown James Helmink

• Kay Floyd • Al McAffrey • Tina Kotek

Claudia Kyle

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Chris Dietz

• Brian Sims • Frank Ferri • Gordon Fox • Donna Nesselbush

PA

= Winner

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

PA

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

RI

Rhode Island House of Representatives

RI

Rhode Island House of Representatives

RI

Rhode Island Senate

RI

Rhode Island Senate

RI

Rhode Island House of Representatives

SD

South Dakota Senate

TX

Texas House of Representatives

Ann Johnson

TX

Texas House of Representatives

Debbie Ingram

VT

Vermont Senate

VT

Vermont House of Representatives

Laura Pisaturo

• Deb Ruggiero • Angie Buhl • Mary González • Herb Russell • Matt Trieber • Suzi Wizowaty Shelly Crocker

• Laurie Jinkins • Marko Liias • Jim Moeller • Jamie Pederson • Dave Upthegrove • JoCasta Zamarripa • Stephen Skinner • Cathy Connolly

VT

Vermont House of Representatives

VT

Vermont House of Representatives

WA

Washington House of Representatives

WA

Washington House of Representatives

WA

Washington House of Representatives

WA

Washington House of Representatives

WA

Washington House of Representatives

WA

Washington House of Representatives

WI

Wisconsin Assembly

WV

West Virginia House of Delegates

WY

Wyoming House of Representatives


Q&A This year Brian Sims, a Philadelphia lawyer and activist, became the first openly LGBT candidate to win election to the Pennsylvania state legislature. How did you decide to run? In the Spring of 2009, I had the honor of joining the Victory Fund’s Campaign Board. I was an attorney in Philadelphia, and had just recently begun rebuilding Equality Pennsylvania after a tumultuous few years. I knew it would take the leadership of an openly gay lawmaker to make things happen in our state capitol, so almost two years to the day after joining the Board, I announced to them in private that I was stepping down to pursue a seat in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. You beat a long-term incumbent, which isn’t easy. How’d you do it? I was accepted into the Victory Institute’s Candidate

& Campaign Training in Pittsburgh, and spent three and half of the most intense days I’d had since law school, learning exactly how much I didn’t know about political campaigns. I left the training on a mission to build a real campaign, staffed with professionals, and governed by a campaign plan that was data driven, realistic, and something that I knew I could implement. We knocked on more doors, raised more money, sent more mail, talked more about real issues, and talked more with real people. I learned that’s what matters most. How did the Victory Fund help? I earned the endorsement of the Victory Fund several months into my candidacy. It was followed soon after by endorsements from the statewide and local LGBT political organizations. The Victory Fund staff checked in with us throughout the race, offering assistance in finding vendors, providing guidance about fundraising, and helping to spread the word about my candidacy. What’s your legislative district like? Center City Philadelphia is a wonderful place and like no other I know of. I’ve traveled all over and found no place that I think has more history, community, advocacy, and real blue-collar American values like Philadelphia. I’m not a native, but I’ve been hooked since I moved here to make it my home. I even threw out a pitch at a Phillies game a few years back. What’s the most satisfying part of your historic win? Being able to represent my community in government. Pennsylvania legislators will now step into their Chambers each day with a colleague who is out, proud, progressive and in a position to bring equality to a state that has not yet found it, and I am grateful for that.

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n July, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute received a grant of $800,000 from the David Bohnett Foundation to give senior LGBT leaders the opportunity to attend executive education programs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Graduates of the program include some of the country’s top LGBT political talents, including Houston Mayor Annise Parker, New York State Sen. Tom Duane, Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez and San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros. “So much is at stake for the next wave of LGBT leaders, and the Leadership Fellows program reflects this pivotal period,” said David Bohnett, the philanthropist and entrepreneur for whom the program is named. “It empowers LGBT leaders who are making a difference in the world—it hones their skills and furthers their leadership potential.” The program is designed to create a cohort of outstanding LGBT public officials with the skills and ability to take on substantial leadership roles in their communities. “We’re grateful for the David Bohnett Foundation’s strong commitment to helping Victory grow the leadership potential of the LGBT community,” said Chuck Wolfe, President and CEO of the Institute.

For more information on the David Bohnett LGBT Leadership Fellows program, visit: victoryinstitute.org/fellows

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The

Impact

We Make. States that recognize same-sex relationships

under law generally have at least one openly LGBT state lawmaker, but the more out lawmakers they have, the stronger the laws. As of November 2012, the correlation was striking.

States that recognize same-sex relationships*

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Marriage

Some Protections for Same-Sex Couples

Broad Domestic Partnership / Civil Union

No Protections for Same-Sex Couples


*Source: Freedom to Marry, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute

On November 6th, voters in Maryland and

Washington approved marriage equality at the ballot box. These victories were due in part to the hard work of the out lawmakers in those states. Currently Maryland has 8 out officials in their state legislature, while Washington has 6.

States with openly LGBT state legislators*

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Love, Politics and Change How Victory Campaign Board Members, Sue Burnside and Valerie Ploumpis met over a shared love of LGBT politics. by Valerie Ploumpis

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always love whenever a dinner party conversation turns to the question “where did you two meet?” Mostly because our story sounds so respectable – Sue and I met at our very first Victory Fund board meeting in May 2005. Three years later, during the four-month window when same-sex marriage was legal in California, we asked our wedding guests to toast the Victory Fund for having brought us together. Early on, we got very involved with the Victory Fund. Sue, a political consultant based in Los Angeles, chaired the Political Committee, which was tasked with reviewing candidate applications and making endorsement recommendations to the rest of the board. At the time, I was a Washington, D.C., lobbyist, and focused on fundraising for our great candidates, including Julia Boseman, who was running for reelection to the North Carolina Senate; Nicole LeFavour, a candidate for the Idaho House of Representatives; and Lupe Valdez, who sought the seat of Sheriff of Dallas

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County. All three of these fabulous women won their historic races – as did 67 other Victory Fund endorsees – and I was hooked. In 2007, Sue co-chaired the Strategic Planning Committee, which set forth the political and strategic goals the organization would pursue for the next four years. The Committee also rewrote the Victory Fund’s stirring mission statement, “To change the voice and face of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT officials at all levels of government.”  Later that year, Victory’s Board of Directors voted to create the Victory Campaign Board – a national group of community leaders who are dedicated to electing more openly LGBT Americans to public office by recruiting qualified candidates, endorsing them and then supporting them throughout their campaigns. Choosing to join the fledgling VCB was easy – we shared a passion for the organization and the energy and desire to lead. That was an incredible year; we endorsed 111 candidates, and notched a 70% win rate. As Sue says, “you gotta get skippy about your candidate; skippy is when your candidate speaks to your heart and you do everything possible to see their success.” A great example of the skippy factor was when Sue and I met Mary Washington, then a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates, at Victory Institute’s annual conference in San Francisco. Mary had embarked on an unsuccessful run before, but we knew she was a natural leader. When the Victory Fund asked Mary to demonstrate her fundraising ability, we assured her that we would match whatever she raised at her next event. Mary was endorsed a month later, and Sue met with her at Union Station to talk about her campaign plan. I promoted Mary non-stop to our board members and everyone else I knew. Mary easily won her election and has been a powerful voice in Maryland’s successful marriage equality campaign. One year after its founding, Sue became co-chair of the Victory Campaign Board and had the honor of helping Annise Parker become Mayor of Houston, and the first openly LGBT person to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city. A perfect match for our strategic plan!


This is another example of loving our candidates and what they mean to our lives once they are elected. Sue and I flew to Houston for Mayor Parker’s swearingin ceremony, where the California delegation of the Victory Fund was welcomed with open arms and we exulted as she was sworn into office with her partner of 20 years standing by her side. Our framed picture with the Mayor in her new office is prominently displayed in our home. History in the making! Two years later, I ran for co-chair of the VCB, which now stands at nearly 150 members. We endorsed an amazing 180 candidates this year, including seven candidates for the U.S. House, with our highest priority race being Tammy Baldwin’s historic run for the U.S. Senate. Seven years later, Sue and I realize that some of our closest friendships are with board members, candidates and office-holders who live all over the country. We can’t wait for early December every year, because that’s the time for the annual Victory Institute conference, where we see old friends, meet new people and feel so inspired by the political advances of the LGBT movement – and where Sue will find someone new to be skippy about!

Above (from left to right): Victory Fund’s Vice President of Political Operations, Tiffany Muller; Maryland State House Delegate, Mary Washington; VCB Members Sue Burnside and Valerie Ploumpis

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Latinos Out to Win Newly elected New Mexico Senator Jacob Candelaria on overcoming adversity. by Carlos Marquez

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hen pressed on his status as a history-maker and rising political star, 25-year-old Jacob Candelaria demurs at any attempt to cast a spotlight on his recent accomplishment—becoming New Mexico’s first openly gay man ever elected to the state legislature. Despite his larger than life personality and hard-earned bragging rights, Jacob prefers to refocus the conversation on the needs of Albuquerque’s working families, many of which resemble the one that raised him. New Mexico, Candelaria shares, is one of the last states still hemorrhaging private sector jobs as a result of the Great Recession, with unemployment further exacerbated by cuts to public education and government services over the last year. Among those hit hardest by joblessness are the state’s Hispanics, who account for 46 percent of the population, the highest of any state. Candelaria has his work cut out for him, but as he prepares to enter the New Mexico Senate, his faith in

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the people of his state remains unshaken. “While my election is indeed historic for our state, what it says to me is that in New Mexico we care about character and electing the best person to do the job,” he says of his win this year. Lucky for him, the voters of Senate District 26 are good judges of character, handing him a substantial margin of victory in his Democratic primary and a mandate for his pro-working families platform. “Jacob ran a terrific campaign and will bring his authentic voice to Santa Fe as a fighter for Albuquerque’s Westside and equality for all,” said Victory Fund President and CEO Chuck Wolfe. Raised by his grandparents, mother and stepfather, Candelaria committed at an early age to do right by his family and community – a moral imperative that motivated his run for office and will chart his legislative agenda, which he says will include civil marriage for same-sex couples. Fresh out of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, he went to work as a policy analyst for the state Senate’s top Democrat, where he cut his political teeth and laid the groundwork for a career in public service. Candelaria was later tapped to head the statewide LGBT advocacy group Equality New Mexico as its Executive Director. While at the helm, he cut the organization’s debt, stabilized its revenue streams and launched a suite of civic engagement and advocacy programs directed at growing and unifying New Mexico’s LGBT political voice. He recently stepped down from that post to launch his first consulting venture,


Candelaria Group. Victory’s Latinos Out to Win program helped send Candelaria to the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) conference this year, where Victory organized an LGBT presence. “Victory Fund has been of tremendous support to me thus far, both in terms of helping me put together the resources to win and connecting me with other out Latino leaders from across the country,” Candelaria said of his experience as an endorsee. “Being an openly gay legislator brings its own unique challenges, and the Victory Fund has done a great job of connecting me with a support and mentorship network to navigate these challenges and better prepare me to serve the families of my district.” Out Latino leaders like Candelaria move Victory one step closer to fulfilling our mission of changing the face and voice of American politics, helping ensure that the growing landscape of LGBT public officials is as diverse as the community itself.

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Victory without Borders As Victory Institute continues to build qualified leaders here at home, it also looks to expand leadership abroad. by George Walker

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n the years I have worked at the Victory Institute, I have always been proud of the focus and mission of this organization – to build and support LGBT leaders in public office – and I am struck by how unique Victory truly is, both in the U.S. and abroad. Most of the Victory family knows that we have trained thousands of LGBT leaders across the country since our founding in 1993, but what many do not see is how Victory connects to the lives and leadership of LGBT elected officials beyond our borders. In 2012, our international leadership training expanded significantly, and it is poised to grow further in 2013. Since 1985, LGBT leaders from around the world have convened at the annual International LGBT Leadership Conference. In recent years, conference speakers included Sunil Pant, the first openly LGBT Member of Parliament in Nepal; Arvind Narrain, an Indian attorney who helped author the overturn of the national sodomy law; and Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin, Germany, reflecting ideas and strategies in

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tackling a wide range of problems facing LGBT people. In 2011, the Conference welcomed 12 LGBT leaders from five continents, creating a richer environment for all conference attendees. In 2012, the international plenary, “From Stigma to Strength,” skillfully facilitated by Steve Clemons of The Atlantic magazine, will feature representatives from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe to address what we have in common as we advance LGBT human rights globally. This breadth of speakers is a direct result of Victory’s growth in this important work. Beyond the conference, Victory is expanding our relationships and thoughtfully following our mission and commitment to building the capacity of LGBT leaders. In 2011, Victory trained Kenyan Senatorial candidate David Kuria on messaging and advancing his goals for the country during a visit to Washington, D.C. Kuria is now running again in an uphill battle, with precious few resources, and yet he’s optimistic that his decision to run is making a difference. Modeling our domestic training, our work is nonpartisan and reflects the diversity of perspectives on leadership, which is particularly important when working abroad. In November 2011, Victory traveled to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – Europe conference in Italy to make the case for supporting LGBT political leadership and to present on how to build winning political campaigns. Through this work, we received an anonymous grant, enabling us to hire a program manager, Luis Abolafia Anguita, through the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Joining us from Madrid, Luis has a long history in LGBT advocacy and international development. He joined Victory in June 2012 and will be with us through 2013, lending his expertise and guidance to our work at a critical point of expansion. Thanks to our reputation for training LGBT leaders, when the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program started bringing LGBT groups to the U.S. this year, Victory was asked to train them. In July, Victory trained a contingent of LGBT leaders from Mexico on messaging, marketing, fundraising, and ways of supporting and working with allies.


This rich, day-long workshop was so successful that Victory was asked to lead a similar workshop in September for LGBT leaders representing fifteen European countries – Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In 2013, Victory looks forward to more partnerships in this area. Now, Victory is working on our first on-the-ground, comprehensive public leadership training outside the U.S. with a pilot in Colombia in February 2013. Taking guidance from our signature campaign trainings in the U.S., this Spanish-language training will be tailored to reflect the Colombian political and cultural environment. In partnership with Colombia Diversa, the country’s largest LGBT group, and in collaboration with organizations such as Caribe Afirmativo, Corporación Red Somos, Corporación Somos Opción, Fundación Diversidad Pasto, Radio Diversia, Santamaría Fundación and Transcolombia, we aim to identify 15-25 LGBT leaders from across the country who are poised to seek positions in public office. In selecting Colombia, we considered a variety of factors, including

receptivity to LGBT political leaders and our partners on the ground. Victory has deepened its commitment to and support for international leaders, and these efforts are building towards a more comprehensive and deliberate approach to developing LGBT leaders abroad. This truly is an exciting moment for Victory, and for the movement for LGBT equality around the world.

Above (from left to right): Victory Institute staff, George Walker; President & CEO Chuck Wolfe, and Luis Abolafia Anguita opposite page: Young leaders from Mexico attend a program hosted by the Victory Institute.

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Tatiana Piñeros An openly transgender official making a difference in Colombia. by Luis Abolafia Anguita

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atiana Piñeros Laverde is the openly transgender Director of Corporate Development and Human Resources in the Office of Social Welfare in Bogotá, Colombia. At age 35, she manages a $570 million budget and nearly 2,000 employees in one of the most important departments in the capital city. Piñeros received a degree in Human Resources Management from the Escuela de Administración de Negocios and the Universidad Central. She has worked throughout the private sector, most recently as a manager at an advertising agency. Like many trans people, Piñeros had to work harder than most to get to her current position. Public acceptance of trans people and the lesbian, gay and bisexual community is slowly growing all around the world. Combined efforts by LGBT organizations in Colombia have encouraged public authorities to adopt laws, regulations and public policies to achieve equality. This has been especially important in cities such as Medellin and Bogotá, where the local governments took a step further and incorporated equality for LGBT people into their core policies. It was in this frame of greater tolerance that Piñeros was able

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to demonstrate that she was perfect for her current position. Piñeros’ life has not been easy. She was fortunate to have parents that supported her when she decided to start living according to her gender identity. She overcame bigotry in school and graduated from a university. However, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people face other fates marked by discrimination: family rejection, police abuse, dropping out of high school and limited work opportunities that force many into sex work. Further, according to a report released by Colombia Diversa, the country’s most prominent LGBT advocacy organization, 127 LGBT Colombians were murdered between 2008 and 2009 — of these, trans women accounted for the greatest number of victims. Police abuse and harassment was rampant as well. Piñeros collaborated with the LGBTI Community Center, a meeting place that organizes trainings and provides services for LGBT people with support from the city government, where she met the Principal Mayor, Gustano Petro. As part of her appointment, she’ll oversee Bogotás social welfare spending on everything from homes for the elderly to cafeterias for pre-schoolers. Mayor Petro has called her appointment, “a sign this mayoral administration recognizes diversity.” Piñeros is not the only LGBT person in public office in Colombia. Angelica Lozano, for example, is a city councillor in Bogotá, and Blanca Inés Hernández Durán is an appointee in Bogotá’s Principal Mayor’s Office. There are many others that have run for other elected offices with less success. Making sure that there are openly LGBT people in public office is key to advancing equality. The Victory Institute is excited Piñeros is joining us for LGBT Leaders 2012 and we look forward to our first on-the-ground public leadership training in Colombia in February 2013. As Piñeros said, “I think investing in training and educating people is essential, even more for LGBT people, as they have been traditionally discriminated against. In this way, they get equipped with the necessary tools to confront life and the various types of violence and discrimination they suffer. When people are trained, they are able to stand for their rights and prevent further abuses.”


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n the Summer of 2011, the Victory Institute hosted its inaugural class of Victory Congressional Interns, bringing a group of diverse young leaders from across the country — selected from a pool of more than 500 interested undergraduate students — to Washington, D.C., for a summer of leadership training coupled with an internship with congressional leaders on LGBT equality. To date, Victory has hosted a total of 22 interns. Here are just a few LGBT political hopefuls to watch for in the future. They are:

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Jae Henderson Age: 21 School Attended: University of California, Berkeley ‘12 Major: American Studies; Media & Business Congressional Office: Rep. John Lewis, GA Today: Jae now works for Bently Holdings, a private asset holdings and management company that specializes in green business practices in California. In November, Jae flew to Wisconsin to volunteer full-time on Tammy Baldwin’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

Katie Miller Age: 23 School Attended: Yale University ‘12 Major: Political Science Congressional Office: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY Today: Katie now works at the Center for American Progress as a Special Assistant for the LGBT Research and Communications Project. Previously, Katie interned with the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. She began her undergraduate studies at the U.S. Military Academies at West Point and was a national spokesperson for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Katie also serves as a board member for OutServe.

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Mitchell Rivard

Age: 22 School Attended: Michigan State University, ‘11 Major: Social Relations and Policy Congressional Office: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Today: In April 2012, Mitchell was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Press Assistant in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to his appointment, Mitchell worked as a Communications Assistant in the office of Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.

Laura Blackburn Age: 23 School Attended: Purdue University, ‘13 Major: Political Science and History Congressional Office: Rep. Tammy Baldwin, WI Today: In June, Laura was appointed to the city of West Lafayette’s Human Relations Committee. As a member of the Commission, she works to protect the rights of the citizens of West Lafayette by reviewing and investigating complaints of discrimination. Laura will graduate this spring with plans to attend graduate school.

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A Front Row Seat to Democracy in Action Former Victory Congressional Intern Geoff Corey shares his experience working on Capitol Hill. by Geoff Corey

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y advisor had told me that no one gets a job on Capitol Hill without interning there first. But the interns are unpaid, and I couldn’t go to Washington, D.C., without some way to pay for housing and food. Working on Capitol Hill was suddenly no longer a career path I could have. Then I discovered the Victory Congressional Internship program, which sends LGBT students to Washington to intern on the Hill and participate in leadership development, all with a stipend and free housing. When I was accepted, working in Congress became a possibility again. Almost immediately I bonded with my class of interns. We engaged in constructive debate about healthcare, immigration, welfare, and how to move the LGBT movement forward. We benefitted from everyone’s diverse backgrounds as we discussed being LGBT

in the South, being an out person of color, and the increasing amount of LGBT Republicans. We made dinner together, explored D.C. together, and overcame challenges together. In the office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore, I researched bills, responded to constituent concerns, and attended policy briefings. I learned about issues I hadn’t explored, and began to more fully understand the democratic process and the value of having a strong representative in Congress. I also discovered the effect openly LGBT staff could have when I successfully argued that we should sign on to a letter urging Secretary Clinton to investigate LGBT rights abuses in Honduras. Perhaps most importantly, I learned about what I didn’t want to do. The legislative process is too slow for me, but I really enjoyed working with the media. In late June, I monitored a Supreme Court watchdog site and got to break the news that the Affordable Care Act was ruled constitutional. We had to scramble to prepare a response as people clapped and yelled news across the office. I loved working in that fast, high-energy environment and asked if I could help more with media relations. The Congresswoman’s communications staff had me edit press releases, suggest tweets, and even draft a blog post for the Congresswoman – and I loved it. This December, I’ll graduate from the University at Albany in New York. Thanks to the Victory Congressional Internship, I know the path I want to be on and I have so many options for work in our nation’s capital. I have friends and mentors working on and off the Hill who have already been so helpful. I also have close friends doing LGBT work across the country on their college campuses and I often call them for support. My leadership skills have been honed by professionals, my confidence is increasing, and my network of professional contacts has grown substantially. Going forward, I know I’ll always have the support of the Victory Institute and for that I am incredibly grateful.

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Breaking Barriers Even after the recent election of Tammy Baldwin, out women leaders have plenty more glass ceilings to break through. by Kathleen Kemp

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n 1992, when Victory first endorsed Tammy Baldwin for the Wisconsin State House, there were fewer than 50 openly LGBT elected officials in the United States. Twenty years later, more than 530 are serving, and Baldwin has become the first openly LGBT candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Baldwin is breaking barriers for lesbian, bisexual and trans women candidates, and she’s not alone. However, much like their straight counterparts, LGBT women still represent well less than half of the out elected officials in the U.S. “We’re 52% of the population and we don’t have full equality, and we have folks who think that’s how it should be,” says Rep. Nickie Antonio, who in 2010 became the first out state legislator in Ohio. In 2010, Victory launched Women Out to Win, a program aimed at empowering current and prospective LGBT women officials and their

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allies. Originally a series of networking receptions in Washington, D.C., the program has grown to include a range of leadership development opportunities. Tiffany Muller, Victory’s vice president of political operations, emphasized the importance of recruitment, as women typically need to be asked to run for public office, and many face lessened access to money and resources. “This is especially true for trans women and LGBT women of color,” said Muller. Women Out to Win has recruited more women to participate in Victory trainings, which prepare candidates and campaign staff to run efficient, strategic campaigns. “It gave me the grounding and assurance to be an openly gay candidate,” said Antonio, “when I heard about women who ran as openly gay and were reelected, it gave me an affirmation that was possible for me.” Former Victory intern Sarah McBride attended a 2012 Victory training in Milwaukee. “It was incredibly


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beneficial,” she said, “from the presentations, to the mock campaign, to the people that I met.” Women Out to Win was founded not only to increase the number of LGBT women elected officials in public office, but also to ensure the diversity of LGBT people is reflected, including bisexual and transgender women and women of color, who may face discouragement when seeking office. “Every box you can check amplifies the challenges you will face,” said openly lesbian Maryland Del. Mary Washington, “but the biggest obstacle is thinking you can do it. Projects like Women Out to Win help break down those barriers.” “Tammy Baldwin’s victory means a lot,” said McBride, “It shows young people like me who have just come out or are in the process of coming out, that regardless of what it seems like now, regardless of what people are telling you, you can become what you want to become. For me, as a trans woman, when there’s very few out elected trans people, it’s a symbol of where we’ve come from and where we will go. Thirty years ago, nobody would have expected an openly gay person to be elected to the Senate. That shows me that maybe

in the near future, we’ll have an openly trans person elected to the Senate. It means change now and it means hope for the future.” Victory recently convened an advisory board of LGBT women legislators to craft a plan for the Women Out to Win program for the coming year, including expansion to new cities and establishing a mentorship program. Additionally, Victory will continue to work to make sure that LGBT women running in influential races on the horizon – including New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s possible campaign for mayor in 2013 – have the resources needed to be successful. In the end, Women Out to Win aims to ensure that there is a pipeline of women in the LGBT movement prepared to serve for years to come. “When you climb the ladder, one hand needs to steady yourself,” explained Antonio, “but the other hand needs to reach down and help others up.”

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Victory Fund Board of Directors Susan E. Atkins, San Diego, CA, chair Steve Elmendorf, Washington, DC, vice-chair Joe Falk, Miami Beach, FL, secretary Frank Selvaggi, New York, NY, treasurer April Ayers, Seattle, WA Gabriel Catone, New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA Robert H. Gleason, San Diego, CA Kimberly Hoover, Washington, DC Paul W. Horning, Atlanta, GA Harvey Hurdle, Philadelphia, PA Alex Martinez, Houston, TX Mona Pittenger, Tulsa, OK Valerie Ploumpis, Los Angeles, CA David Wochner, Washington, DC Chuck Wolfe, Washington, DC,

Victory Institute Board of Directors Debra Shore, Chicago, IL, chair Brandon Hernandez, San Francisco, CA, vice-chair Alan Roth, Washington, DC, treasurer Shane Kinkennon, Denver, CO, secretary John Arrowood, Charlotte, NC Toni Atkins, San Diego, CA Truman Edminster, Houston, TX Linda Kaboolian, Boston, MA Joyce Newstat, San Francisco, CA William Rouse, Los Angeles, CA Rob Saltzman, Los Angeles, CA Mario Trujillo, Los Angeles, CA Patrick Von Bargen, Washington, DC Chuck Wolfe, Washington, DC

Victory Campaign Board Valerie Ploumpis, Los Angeles, CA, co-chair David Wochner, Washington, DC, co-chair JD Angle, Fort Worth, TX David Arpin, Houston, TX Susan Atkins, San Diego, CA Kyle Bailey, Portland, ME Greg Baldwin, Los Angeles, CA Travis Ballie, Washington, DC Howard Bayless, Birmingham, AL Seth Beer, Washington, DC Christian Berle, Washington, DC Jack Betts, Denver, CO David Bower, Washington, DC Robin Brown, Houston, TX Sue Burnside, Los Angeles, CA Rob Caballero, Houston, TX Michael Paul Carey, New York, NY Justin Carroll, New York, NY Scott Ceresia, New York, NY Chuck Chesson, Chevy Chase, MD Rob Cogorno, Washington, DC Bill Colburn, Houston, TX Heather Colburn, Chicago, IL Katharine Cole, Ukiah, CA Todd Connor, Chicago, IL Jeff Cook, Cold Spring, NY

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Patrick Davis, Albuquerque, NM David DeCicco, Long Island City, NY Bill Dickey, Portland, OR Donnie Dixon, Los Angeles, CA Dania Duke, San Francisco, CA Zoe Dunning, San Francisco, CA Dee Dee Edmondson, Boston, MA Heather Elliott, Tuscaloosa, AL Ritchard Engelhardt, Sacramento, CA Ben Finzel, Washington, DC Lou Fischer, San Francisco, CA John Gallagher, Washington, DC Karl Frisch, Washington, DC Angela Giampolo, Philadelphia, PA Marcia Green, San Diego, CA Jennifer Gregg, Los Angeles, CA Michael Grover, Atlanta, GA Charles Hamm, Mayfield, OH Mary Harper, Kalamazoo, MI Cory Heitmeier, New Orleans, LA Lisa Henderson, San Francisco, CA Leslie Herod, Denver, CO Daniel Hill, Henderson, NV Bryan Hlavinka, Houston, TX Richard Holt, Houston, TX Phillip Hoover, Atlanta, GA Lindsey Horvath, West Hollywood, CA Timothy Houpt, Salt Lake City, UT Renee Huff, Oakland, CA Amy Hunter, Kalamazoo, MI Iavor Ivanov, Washington, DC Cathy Jambrosic, Overland Park, KS Eric Johnson, Fort Lauderdale, FL Hailee Kaliban, Kansas City, MO Leslie Katz, San Francisco, CA Dan Kelly, Hartford, CT John Klenert, Washington, DC Joel Kopperud, Washington, DC Mark LaChey, Royal Oak, MI Sue LaVaccare, Los Angeles, CA Chrys Lemon, Washington, DC John Lipsey, San Diego, CA Timothy Loftus, Springfield, IL Doug MacKenzie, Phoenix, AZ Bob Mahlowitz, San Diego, CA Fred Mariscal, Los Angeles, CA Jordan Marks, Washington, DC Mickey Martinez, Washington, DC Chris Massicotte, Washington, DC Michael Mattmiller, Seattle, WA Matthew McClellan, Washington, DC Scott McCoy, New York, NY Donald McFarland, Minneapolis, MN Stephanie McLean, Lansing, MI Josh Meltzer, New York, NY Bob Michitarian, San Francisco, CA Scott Milagro-FotrĂŠ, San Francisco, CA Charles Moran, Hollywood, CA Leigh Morgan, Oakland, CA Chris Morter, Atlanta, GA Amie Needham, St. Louis, MO Ben Needham, Washington, DC Richard Oberhaus, Palm Springs, CA Bryan Ortiz, Albuquerque, NM C. Dixon Osburn, Washington, DC Rick Palacio, Denver, CO Troy Patterson, Washington, DC Daniel Penchina, Washington, DC Linda Perine, San Diego, CA Chris Pfauser, New Buffalo, MI Sally Phillips, Tampa, FL Thomas Pitchford, Seattle, WA Jenifer Pool, Houston, TX Greg Porter, Kansas City, MO

Toby Quaranta, Washington, DC Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Los Angeles, CA Irwin Rappaport, Los Angeles, CA Alex Reber, Harrisburg, PA David Richardson, Miami Beach, FL David Roady, New York, NY Patrick Romero, Astoria, NY Renee Rosenfeld, Washington, DC Jeff Ross, Boston, MA Maria Salas, Nashville, TN Cameron Sasnett, New Orleans, LA Sarah Scanlon, Little Rock, AR Dena Scearce, Nashville, TN Jim R. Schmidt, Nashville, TN Lynn Schulman, New York, NY Janus Schutte, New York, NY Mark Seifert, Washington, DC Adam Shapiro, Washington, DC Charles Sheehan, San Francisco, CA Heidi Shink, West Hollywood, CA Hal Shipman, Chicago, IL Frank Siano, St. Louis, MO Rob Sikorski, Nashville, TN Greg Simoncini, Chicago, IL Hannah Simone, Great Falls, VA Brett Smiley, Providence, RI Curt Smith, Seattle, WA Wendy Smith, San Antonio, TX Courtney Snowden, Washington, DC Mark Spengler, Washington, DC Robert St. Genis, Los Angeles, CA Mark St. John, Indianapolis, IN Mattheus Stephens, San Diego, CA Daniel Stewart, New York, NY Emily Stewart, Chicago, IL David Taylor, Nashville, TN Tom A. Taylor, II, Oklahoma City, OK Peter Tepley, Birmingham, AL Marisa Uchin, Washington, DC Don Uttrich, Washington, DC Louis Vega, Midland, MI Robert Vlasis, Washington, DC Brady Walkinshaw, Seattle, WA Russell Wallace, Dallas, TX Kevin Walling, Baltimore, MD Heather Weiner, Seattle, WA Seth Weissman, New York, NY Jason Williams, Boston, MA Daniel Winter, Portland, OR Cathy Woolard, Atlanta, GA Alex Zwerdling, Washington, DC

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Platinum Victory Council ($50,000 +) Ronald M. Ansin & Jim Stork Bruce Bastian David Bohnett Fred J. Eychaner Esmond V. Harmsworth & James Richardson Ambassador James C. Hormel James M. Johnson & Paul Hokemeyer Weston F. Milliken, Ph.D. Robert L. Page & Dale Frederiksen Laura Ricketts & Heidi Grathouse Frank Selvaggi & Bill Shea Ted Snowdon & Duffy Violante Henry van Ameringen Gold Victory Council ($25,000 - $49,999) Ron Bailey & Bill Edwards Paul Alan Boskind Gabriel Catone & Bruce Cohen Glen C. Dake Sean Eldridge & Chris Hughes Steve Elmendorf Joseph L. Falk Tim Gill & Scott C. Miller Joyce G. Newstat & Susan E. Lowenberg Mona Pittenger Rich Ross & Adam Sanderson Alan Roth & Michael Rodgers Tom Schumacher & Matthew White Jim Stepp & Peter Zimmer Silver Victory Council ($10,000 - $24,999) J.D. Angle & Hon. Joel C. Burns Hon. John S. Arrowood Susan & Crystal Atkins-Weathers April Ayers & Deidra Dierks Norman Blachford & Peter Cooper Robin Brown Mark Burstein & David Calle Tripp Carter Roberta Conroy Jeff Cook Mark Curry David Dechman & Michel Mercure Thomas Depasquale Bill M. Dickey & David Wagner Suzanne M. Dukes & Sandy Wichelecki Scott E. Eckas Truman C. Edminster, III Tom Healy & Fred P. Hochberg Mel Heifetz Bryan Hlavinka & David Theisen Craig Hoffman Mike Holloman & Tim Surratt Richard Holt & Mark McMasters Kimberly Hoover & Lynn Hackney Hon. Kim Coco Iwamoto Linda Kaboolian & Harold Nahigian Nick Koston & David Farris Chrys D. Lemon William C. Lewis & Richard K. Underwood John Logan & Donald J. Mullen Jason Mida & Drew Hammill Leigh Morgan

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Tiffany Muller & Marie Frederickson Bob Poe & Ken Brown Greg Porter Daniel H. Renberg & Eugene Kapaloski Hon. L. David Richardson David Rosenauer & Rex B. Walker William Rouse & Stephane Vachon G. Joyce Rowland & Pam Morgan Victor Shargai & Craig Pascal Andrew I. Shore Hon. Debra Shore Jeff Soref & Paul Lombardi Sally Susman & Robin Canter Andrew Tobias Joy Tomchin Russell Trusso Leslie S. Wilkes Victory Council ($5,000 - $9,999) Ed Harrison Able, Jr. David W. Arpin & Alex Martinez Alvin H. Baum, Jr. Hon. Howard J. Bayless, III Craig A. Benson & David Cohen Thomas A. Blount David Bower Tonio Burgos Gene Burkard William W. Burrington Stephen Carlino Reuben Chong Timothy Chow Anthony Coelho Rob Cogorno & Jeffrey Nelson William E. Colburn Katharine & Jody Cole James & Shirley Dannenbaum Pablo Escamilla Benjamin Finzel & Mark Pimble Joe Fuld & Amy Kurtz Michael S. Fuller & Jerry Lewis Robert H. Gleason & Marc Matys Dr. Marcia Green Michael Grover & Nunzio Lupo Capt. Cory F. Heitmeier & Jonathan K. Frick Paul W. Horning, II Jeffrey Horvitz Harvey Hurdle & Kevin Yoder J. H. & Terry Wayne Jones Jeffrey Jordan & Josh Elliott Mandy Joslin Arthur M. Kaplan & R. Duane Perry John Steven Kellett John J. Klenert Mark W. LaChey Michael L. Lausell Dr. Timothy Loftus Edward Mannis Mickey Martinez Michael Mattmiller & Jay Petterson Hon. Scott McCoy & Mark Barr Peter McKown Kenneth B. Mehlman Christopher S. Morter Tim Neiman & Bruce McCully Stosh Ostrow & Allen Walterman John Reilly & John Whitehead Aaron Rosenberg & Danny Rose James R. Schmidt & Joseph Woolley Mark Seifert & Jeff Dygert Lisa Sherman Frank J. Siano & Michael A. Tucker Hon. Gregory G. Simoncini & Ed Dudley Brett Smiley & James DeRentis

Dr. Bruce W. Smith & Tony Carroll Rick D. Stamberger Richard Strulson Jacob Sudhoff John Sweet Kevin Tilden & Dr. Philip Diamond John Venekamp & Clifford Schireson Patrick Von Bargen Seth J. Weissman Nixon Wheat B. Rodney White & Michael P. Williams Scott D. Widmeyer & Alan Yount David Wochner & Tony Silva Chuck Wolfe Hon. Ed J. Zipprich & John Paul Nicolaides Victory Circle ($2,500 - $4,999) John Alchin & Hal Marryatt Bonnie Anderson Hon. Toni G. Atkins & Jennifer LeSar Terrance P. Baggott Merri A. Baldwin Brooks Ballard Curtis T. Bell Christian Berle Celia Bernstein Bettyann Bird & Julie Hussey Kenneth J. Bohan & Dean O’Kelley Melissa Bradley Michael Burcham Greg Cameron & Greg Thompson Justin Carroll Jorge Casimiro Martin Checov & Tim Bause Robert Coburn & Averitt Buttry Michael Conway Julie Coons & Lisa Curry Sarah Cutrona Robert Dauber Jr. Dan Davis & James Weske Patrick Davis Rick Dickson Judy Dlugacz William A. Donius & Jay Perez Michael A. Dudding James Duggins Dr. Diane L. Edge & Ruth Eastwood Gary R. Feulner Dwight A. Foley Jascha Franklin-Hodge Jay Froberg Alison B. Gardner & Dan Massey Leslie Giblett Raquel GiscafrÊ Hon. Neil G. Giuliano John Michael Gonzalez & Richard J. Bauer MJ Graves & Maria Salas Doug Gray & Kevin Yates Jim & Lee Gunn Kristine Hansen Douglas J. Hattaway Jim Hooker Timothy Houpt Esther V. Houser Stephen T. Hughes Erik Hyman Cathy Jambrosic & Michelle Stauffer Douglas Jensen & Brent Whitman Steven J. Jensen Brian A. Johnson Kimberly Jones & Shelly Freeman Hon. Jolie Justus Frances Kao & Nancy Picard


Richard A. Kasten Dr. Ronald Kennedy Garry Clayton Kief Hon. Steven E. Kirkland & Hon. Mark A. Parthie Jim F. Kovach & Ben Montalbano Kirk Kveton Joshua Landy Todd Lard & Brian Huseman Robert D. Lemon John Lipsey & John Alexander Michael T. Lucas Robert Mahlowitz Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman Jane A. & Tami Marquardt Chris Massicotte Rayman Mathoda Glenn McKay Bill Melamed & Jamey Lundblad Patrick S. Menasco Gary Metzner & Scott Johnson Bart Miller William Miller Calvin Mitchell Joshua Mitchem Neal Moglin & Hon. Mark Tendam Amie Needham & Kate Yates Ben Needham H. Joe Nelson, III Robert E. Nelson Vincent Ney Steven O’Brien Alfredo Paredes & Brad Goldfarb Dr. Elliot Parks & Michele Yelmene Woody N. Peterson Christopher Pfauser & Robert Y. Gow Valerie Ploumpis & Sue Burnside Patrick Pocklington Van Pond & David Glasgow Wes Powell Brandee Rabe Jennifer Rainin Hon. Judith C. Rice & Dr. Barbara A. Heller David Ring & D. Stuart Harrison David Roady Christine M. Robert & Clarissa Filgioun Paul C. Rubenstein Hon. Robert M. Saltzman & Ed Pierce Deb Sawyer Eileen B. Schaefer Dr. Nan Schaffer & Karen K. Dixon Kurt Schueler & Brian Becker Lynn C. Schulman Sean SeLegue Thomas Seymour & Robert Burress Adam Shapiro & Robert R. Gladstone Mark Siedlecki Robert J. Sikorski, III Jeffrey & Karen Silberman William Silva Hon. Stephen G. Skinner Curtis Smith Paul Smith & Michael Dennis Dr. Jamie Snyder Michael E. Sorrell James Spearman Mark Spengler David Taylor & Michael Ward Mary Tucker & Andrea M. Sharrin

Marisa L. Uchin & Molly Kelly Charles D. Urstadt Louis A. Vega & Steve Kleiner E. Denis & Eugenie Walsh Bobby Welch Geoffrey C. Westergaard Victory Cabinet ($1,200 - $2,499) Roberta Achtenberg Bert Adams & Drew Matheson David Adler & Anthony La Russo Monte Albers de Leon & Michael Meltzer Robert Alfieri Matthew Alion Nancy Allen Daniel Altnether & David Paschke Craig Andree & Frank Quinn Tim Angle & Ross Tidwell Chubi Anyaoku Cynthia L. Attwood Audrey Aull Edward Avant Bret Baccus Austin G. Baidas Kyle Bailey Michael C. Baker Bill Baldwin K. Travis Ballie John L. Bantivoglio, III John Barabino Caleb Barajas Michael Bassett & Darren Hanault Susan Bell John G. Bellemore Stephen L. Bennett & Craig Ferrier Michael J. Bento & Christopher Watts Susan Berghoef Adam Berman & Alex Scotta Martha Bersch Dr. Dana Beyer Sidney Binks Harry Blake & Dennis O’Brien Angela Blanchard David Bloch & Andrew Lippa Brian K. Bond & Derek Orr Suzanne Bradford & Judy Lojek Robin M. Brand Joseph Todd Breasseale & Mark Nelson James (Wally) Brewster & Robert Satawake Eric Brinker David Brinkerhoff & Dan Meiners William Brooker Douglas L. Brooks Robert M. Browne Aaron Browning Barbara Bry & Neil Senturia Lawrence W. Bryer James H. Bryson Frank Buttitta & Edwards Buice Rob Caballero Robin M. Cahall MD Calabro Jon Caley Lisa Carrol & DE Dubois Troy Cassel & Zeke Stokes Guy Cecil & Ed McNulty Scott Ceresia Elizabeth C. Chadderdon Shawn Chang Dr. Cary Chavis Kevin Ciotta Dr. Robert Claassen Joann Clark P. Kay Coleman & Janice E. Montle

Robert M. Collie & Brandon Murphy Hon. Arthur James Collingsworth & Brian Simmons Hon. Michael Colona & Dennis Voegele Joyce Conley Arthur Copleston Patrick Cordova & David Weinstein David Crane Harold O. Crawford Debra Crerie Martin W. Culbreth Dr. John Culclasure & James Covington Anna M. Curren H. Dwayne Davis & Yves Liu Dr. Jewel E. Day Curt L. Decker Kelly Dermody Glenn A. Dickson Benjamin F. Dillingham, III Donnie D. Dixon Chad Dobson Jeffrey Dorrell Dania Duke & Mary Madigan Melinda Dunker AnnMarie Dunlap Zoe Dunning & Pam Grey Ingrid Duran & Catherine Pino David A. Eckland & T. Dennis Bickham Heather Elliott & Stuart Rachels James Epstein Dr. Richard A. Evans Steve Evans Clayton Farrell & Phil Scaglia Ellen L. Ferguson Steven Ferguson Marco Fernandez & Stanley Schklar Hon. Frank Ferri & Tony Carparco Randy Fiser Rudy Flesher Van Fletcher & Charles (Skip) Paul Marc Fliedner & Steven Fisher Margaret A. Flinner & Diane Cornell Dr. Coy Flowers Blake T. Franklin & Tom Getgood Anthony Franty David A. Frederick Michael Freedman Dalila Fridi & Elizabeth McKnight Karl V. Frisch Dr. Bryce W. Furness Joan Garry & Eileen Opatut Andrea J. Gerber Angela Giampolo Rufus Gifford & Stephen DeVincent Dr. William S. Gilmer Jack Gocke Mo Goff Mitchell Gold Stuart Gordon Jon Gossett & Alex Urdaneta Renata A. Gowie & Nancy Powell Kenneth J. Graham & Daniel Albanello Jon R. Grayson Jason Hafferman & James Termin Aurie Hall Kerry Hamilton Rhonda Hamilton & Karen J. George Steve Hansen Janet Harrell & Janet Guidry Matthew C. Harris & Anthony Harris Jeff Heatherington Alan Henrichson Leslie Herod Lane Hickey

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Joe B. Hill Paul Hoffmann & Peter Martino Phillip Hoover & Ed Westreicher Gilbert C. Horning Jack W. Hornor Bryan S. Howard & Brad Daughtry Frank J. Howell Brian Hull Richard L. Ingram Iavor Ivanov & Tyler Coffey Dr. Delores A. Jacobs & Dr. Heather Berberet Brad Jacobson Theresa K. Jarman & Marcia Bonini Eric Johnson Tom Johnson Carl Josehart & Samuel Jacobson Teresa M. Joyce Giselle Jurkanin Hailee & Kelli Kaliban Kaitlin Karkos Jennifer Kates & Chloe Cooney Dan Kelly Bradley M. Kemp Timothy Kilbride Jonathan Guy King Ray Koenig, III & Johnny Song Robert Kohl & Clark Pellett Greg D. Kubiak & Joe Canter Stuart S. Kurlander & David L. Martin Marc Kushner Jason Laney Karen Lash Susan LaVaccare Melissa Lavinson Bradley Laye Hon. Susan Leal & Susan Hirsch Stephen Lee Peter A. Leon Michael A. Leppen Suzanne A. LeVan & Annette Cerbone Jeff R. Lewy & Ed Eishen Robert J. Leyh & William McClain Diane K. Lincoln John P. Littlejohn Judy Lojek & Suzanne Bradford Sarah Longwell Jani C. Lopez Mark E. Lopez & Patrick Boggs Hon. Sue Lovell Dr. Claire N. Lucas Christopher Lueking P. Michael Lutz James P. Madigan James A. Maloney & Andrew Nance Jonathan Manzo Hon. Andrew B. Martin & Dana P. Barooshian Grant Martin Michael Martinez Kelly Mason & Michael Smith J. Matthew McClellan Susan McDonald William McDugald Stephen McIntee & Robert Meinzer Elizabeth McLane Alison McManus & Mary L. Stockton Brian R. McNaught & Raymond L. Struble Allen D. McReynolds Tim Meinke & Justin Meyer

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Richard L. Meiss Howard N. Menaker & Hon. Patrick Gossett Meldon H. Merrill Eric Meyer Dr. Charles Middleton & Dr. John Geary Scott Milagro-Fotré Chuck Miller Jonathan Mitchell James Mize & Thomas Maloney Charles Moran Betty Morningstar & Jeanette Kruger Laurie Morrison Mariam Moses Scott Moster David Muck & Cole Martelli Ronald O. Mueller Antonio Munoz Arturo Nava Dianna Navarre & Kate Barclay Harrell Odom & Barry Cook Kim K. Ogg Will Olterman Dixon Osburn Hon. Blake Oshiro Hon. Barry G. Pack & Jamie Troy Matt Paco Carlos Paret & Keith Tyschper Todd Partridge & Wes Thomas Troy Patterson Michael Pearson & Rafael Francisco David Pena, Jr. Daniel Penchina & Don Hoppert Linda Perine Joseph M. Perta Hon. Scott Peters & Lynn Gorguze Richard N. Peterson & Wayne T. Bradley David Phillips Jay P. Phillips Milo Pinkerton & Virgil Taus Mark Pollard Frank D. Pond Ray Purser Nii-Quartelai Quartey Wade Rakes Irwin M. Rappaport Alexander Reber & Hon. Christopher Dietz Mark G. Reisbaum Charles Renfro Bill Resnick Dennis Rethwisch Troy Reynolds Randy Rogers & David Johnston Todd Roman & Joe Brown Patrick G. Romero Renée Rosenfeld Joe Rowland Michael J. Rutkowski & Tim Harper Richard Ryan & Donny Diaz Alex W. Sachs Richard N. Sager Robert Scamardo Sarah Scanlon & Barbara L’Eplattenier Ella M. Schiralli & Mary Buonanno Jana & Eric Schreuder David Schroeder & Todd Kersh Jacobus Schutte Dr. Gary Schwendig & Dr. Michael Bogue Terrie L. Sechrist Hon. Pedro E. Segarra & Charlie Ortiz Michael Segobiano & Greg Desmond Brad Seiling Dr. Andrea Selby & Amy Bennett Torrey Shearer David Shelton

Curtis F. Shepard & Alan Hergott Harold L. Shipman & Channing Greene Richard Shoemaker & James Ruud James Sie & Douglas Wood James Sikorski Hannah Simone John Smallwood Bill Smith & Mark Stevens Darrell Smith David Smith Wendy Smith Christine Solley Tracy Spellman & Kristin Wood Robert St. Genis & Harold (Mac) McCarthy Hon. Heather Steans & Leo Smith Maureen C. Steiner & Camille Davidson Mattheus E. & Amber Stephens Emily Stewart & Courtney Emery David Stivaletta Greg Strylewicz John L. Sullivan Howard Suskin & Peter Olson John Sweet & John Forti Zak Taylor & Dan Winship Peter J. Tepley & Michael Bowen Dianne Terp R. Jason Thomas Hon. Kevin F. Thompson & Gregory A. Ratliff Kimberly Touchette Charles Tranchant Margaret A. Traub & Phyllis Dicker Ted J. Trimpa Paul Turner Seth Turner & Robert Chapman Mark P. Utterback Donald L. Uttrich & James Douglas Foster Hon. Lupe Valdez Jeff C. Vanlyun & James R. Stanko Chris Ventry Bryan Vezey Robert T. Vlasis, III & David Menda David W. Volkman Russell Wallace & Brian Vaughn Scott Waller & Tom Stringer Kevin P. Walling Maurice Watson Jason Williams Judy Williams Dr. Kathy L. Williams Glenn Williamson Damon Wilson Richard Wilson & Sam Burckhardt Darrell Windle & David Samber Gary Wood Justin Wood Catheren M. Woolard & Karen L. Geney Matt Zanolli Alan K. Zeigler Dr. Herbert D. Zeman Justin Ziegler Joseph Zoellers William Zwart & David Berchenbriter


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