A few candidates running for various offices in Chicago are among receiving the first round of endorsements from LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office.
Among the general candidates receiving support are Maria Hadden, who is running for 49th Ward alderman; and mayoral challenger Lori Lightfoot. Endorsed incumbents include 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman, 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez, 33rd Ward Ald. Deborah Mell and 44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney; missing ( so far ) is 35th Ward Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa.
Kansas City Councilmember Jolie Justus, who is running for mayor, and Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, running for re-election, both received Spotlight endorsements.
More information about the candidates is at VictoryFund.org/ourcandidates .