Human Rights Campaign-Endorsed State Legislative Candidates Victorious In Virginia Primary

by Wyatt Ronan

RICHMOND, VA — Tonight, in Virginia’s June 8th primary election, Human Rights Campaign PAC-endorsed legislators Delegates Candi Mundon King, Elizabeth Guzman, and Dawn Adams emerged victorious. The Human Rights Campaign invested its support for these candidates and made clear our commitment to mobilize Virginia’s Equality Voters to elect leaders who will stand with LGBTQ Virginians.

Congratulations to Delegates Candi Mundon King, Elizabeth Guzman, and Dawn Adams on their victories tonight. The Human Rights Campaign is proud to stand with strong champions for equality whose leadership in the Commonwealth has ensured meaningful progress for all families, including an estimated 257,000 LGBTQ Virginians. Virginians need and deserve leaders who will fight to ensure equality is the law of the land.

Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President

So far in 2021, the Human Rights Campaign PAC has endorsed 18 candidates, including endorsements of Delegates Candi Mundon King (HD-2), Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31), and Dawn Adams (HD-68) for the June 8th primary. HRC will be mobilizing Equality Voters across the Commonwealth between now and November’s general election for the candidates listed below and additional candidates that will be endorsed in the weeks to come.”

In August 2019, the Human Rights Campaign PAC endorsed 27 pro-equality legislative candidates which marked the beginning of HRC’s largest ever field, digital and direct mail program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. From Northern Virginia to Hampton Roads, the Human Rights Campaign PAC deployed field organizers to mobilize 1.2 million Equality Voters across the Commonwealth who prioritize LGBTQ-inclusive policies including marriage equality, equitable family law, and laws that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. In Virginia’s 2019 state legislative elections, we targeted and turned out these voters in the 27 districts where the Human Rights Campaign PAC made an endorsement.

HRC-Endorsed Primary Winners

Virginia House of Delegates:

  • Delegate Candi Mundon King (HD-2)
  • Delegate Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31)
  • Delegate Dawn Adams (HD-68)

Additional HRC Endorsed Candidates

Virginia House of Delegates:

  • House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (HD-41)
  • Wendy Gooditis (HD-10)
  • Chris Hurst (HD-12)
  • Danica Roem (HD-13)
  • Kelly Convirs-Fowler (HD-21)
  • Joshua Cole (HD-28)
  • Dan Helmer (HD-40)
  • Mark Sickles (HD-43)
  • Delores McQuinn (HD-70)
  • Rodney Willett (HD-73)
  • Roslyn Tyler (HD-75)
  • Nancy Guy (HD-83)
  • Alex Askew (HD-85)
  • Martha Mugler (HD-91)
  • Shelly Simonds (HD-94)

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