Openly gay Washington State Sen. Ed Murray, a candidate for mayor of Seattle, has released a campaign TV ad touting his leading role in passing a marriage equality bill, and featuring a shot of him walking with his husband-to-be, Michael Shiosaki.  The two plan to marry in August.

“Our family believed that we could make a difference.  When I realized I was gay I thought I’d never have that chance, but Seattle is a special place,” Murray says in the ad.

Murray faces a crowded primary field on August 6, with the top two vote-getters heading to a general election in November.

Learn more about Ed Murray here.