Today, HRC reacted to the news that Eric Genrich has won the election for mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Earlier this year, HRC announced its endorsement of Genrich, a staunch ally to LGBTQ Wisconsinites.
“HRC is excited to congratulate Eric Genrich on his victory in the mayoral race in Green Bay,” said Wendy Strout, HRC Wisconsin state director. “Genrich has been a vocal and supportive ally of LGBTQ people during his time in the state legislature, and we look forward to working with him to continue moving LGBTQ rights forward in the great city of Green Bay.”
Eric Genrich previously served as the State Representative for the 90th Assembly District in Wisconsin. Genrich has stated his commitment to raising the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score for Green Bay, Wisconsin’s third largest city. The MEI examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies and services are of LGBTQ people. Green Bay scored a 28 out of 100 on HRC’s 2018 MEI while Milwaukee and Madison each scored 100. Genrich is also committed to making Green Bay city government an inclusive and welcoming place to work for LGBTQ people.