Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Transgender Win In Vermont Primary

Christine Hallquist has become the first transgender person to become a gubernatorial nominee of a major U.S. political party. Democratic primary voters in Vermont selected Hallquist as their nominee for governor. She joins three other openly LGBTQ candidates who received the Democratic nomination for governor this cycle including Kate Brown of Oregon, Jared Polis of Colorado & Lupe Valdez of Texas. Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund stated, “Christine’s victory is a defining moment in the movement for trans equality & is especially remarkable given how few out trans elected officials there are at any level of government. Many thought it unthinkable a viable trans gubernatorial candidate like Christine would emerge so soon. Yet Vermont voters chose Christine not because of her gender identity, but because she is an open & authentic candidate with a long history of service to the state & who speaks to the issues most important to voters.” Billy Jean King Tweeted, “Congratulations to Christine Hallquist on winning the Democratic primary for VT governor. As the first openly transgender candidate to be nominated for governor by a major party in the U.S., she is a courageous trailblazer who has inspired many to live an authentic life.” Christine defeated four primary opponents with a strong campaign organization & robust ground game while running on her extensive experience as CEO of a Vermont electric utility company. If she wins in November Hallquist will become the first openly transgender person to serve as governor of a U.S. state & the second openly LGBTQ person ever elected governor.
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