DCCC Makes History, Electing Congressman Maloney As First LGBTQ Chair

by Wyatt Ronan

Today, House Democrats elected Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney as the next Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Congressman Maloney, who will now become the first openly LGBTQ person to chair the DCCC, was the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress elected from New York. He currently serves as a co-chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s election as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is an important milestone for LGBTQ people and another example of a Democratic Caucus leadership team that reflects the diversity of our country. With Congressman Maloney in leadership, LGBTQ people across the country will have a seat at the table and a strong advocate to fight for us and make progress on key issues of equality.

Maloney’s historic election will encourage more LGBTQ candidates to run for Congress, including and especially underrepresented members of our community, including queer candidates of color, so we can achieve full representation of our diverse community. The Human Rights Campaign congratulates Congressman Maloney on his historic election and stands fully behind him as he begins this new role.

Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President

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