Sean Patrick Maloney has become the second openly gay non-incumbent to win election to Congress tonight. He beat Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican who is serving in her first term in the House.
Maloney, a former staffer in Bill Clinton’s White House, has a partner of 20 years and three children.
“We can’t wait for Sean to show his colleagues in the House his pride in his family, and his commitment to the people of New York’s 18th Congressional District,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund. Maloney joins Wis. State Rep Mark Pocan, who won his race tonight to replace Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the House. ”Sean has been a leader in New York, serving two governors and working hard to secure a more promising future for his children. He will also be a strong voice in Congress for fairness and equality.”
He is the first openly LGBT member of Congress from New York.