Two Victory Fund-endorsed candidates for the Delaware state legislature have won competitive Democratic primaries tonight. Both could become the first openly LGBT candidates to win election to the state legislature if they also defeat general election opponents this November. Andy Staton (pictured) is seeking a seat in the Delaware Senate, while Marie Mayor is running for State House seat.
“We’re thrilled for Marie and Andy tonight, and we look forward to standing with them over the next seven weeks,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund. ”Delaware could finally get its first openly gay state lawmakers, and that’s an important step toward achieving full equality.”