Eddy Morales OR-03
Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales is running to succeed Congressman Earl Blumenauer in Oregon's 3rd Congressional District. This seat is considered a safe Democratic seat and will be critical in helping Equality PAC build a new pro-equality majority in the House.
Emily Randall WA-06
Washington State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Emily Randall is running to succeed Equality PAC Board Member Congressman Derek Kilmer in Washington's 6th Congressional District. When elected, Randall will be the first out LGBTQ Latina ever elected to Congress and the first out LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Washington state.
Evan Low CA-16
California State Assemblymember Evan Low is running for California’s 16th Congressional District to succeed Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. Evan is a seasoned public servant who has served on local boards, as a mayor, and is currently leading the fight to defend and expand LGBTQ rights in California. California’s 16th Congressional District is considered a safe Democratic seat and is the home of Silicon Valley.
Jamie McLeod-Skinner OR-05
Jamie McLeod-Skinner is running to be the Democratic nominee for Oregon's 5th Congressional District. Jamie is a small business owner and emergency response coordinator. To win back the majority in November, it is critical that we elect Jamie and flip this seat.
Joe Vogel MD-06
A community leader turned State Delegate, Vogel is now running to represent Central and Western Maryland in Congress. He delivered major wins for Maryland families, passing legislation to make historic investments in mental health, combat the rise in hate crimes, and address the fentanyl crisis. When elected, Vogel will be the first openly LGBTQ person to represent Maryland at the federal level.
Julie Johnson TX-32
State Representative Julie Johnson is a defender of justice and fights for those among us who need it most. As a Texas educated attorney, Johnson fought her way into the courtroom during a time when women weren’t being hired to litigate cases. When elected, Johnson will be the first openly LGBTQ person to serve in Congress from the South and represent Texas at the federal level.
Mondaire Jones NY-17
In 2020, Mondaire was elected to Congress to represent the Hudson Valley, becoming one of the first Black LGBTQ members of Congress. He was named the most legislatively active freshman in Congress. He is now seeking to return to Congress to help us build a new Pro-Equality majority in the House.
Rep. Angie Craig MN-02
Rep. Angie Craig made history in 2018 as the first openly LGBTQ Member ever elected to Congress from Minnesota and the first openly LGBTQ Mom ever elected to Congress. Last year, Angie also became the first openly LGBTQ Grandma in Congress too! She won a tight re-election race in 2020 and is certain to face an equally down to the wire fight in 2022.
Rep. Becca Balint VT-AL
Rep. Becca Balint represents Vermont’s At-Large Congressional District in Congress and was first elected in November 2022. She previously as Vermont’s state Senate President and as the Senate Majority Leader. Balint is the first woman elected to federal office from Vermont and the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress elected from Vermont.
Rep. Chris Pappas NH-01
Rep. Chris Pappas made history in 2018 as the first openly LGBTQ person ever elected to federal office from New Hampshire. He made history again in 2020 as the first incumbent to win reelection from this district in more than a decade. Chris is running for reelection in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District — which is based around his home in Manchester and is one of the most perennially competitive seats nationwide.
Rep. Eric Sorensen IL-17
Rep. Eric Sorensen represents Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. Sorensen succeeded Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, who is retired at the end of the 117th Congress. Sorensen is the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress from Illinois.
Rep. Mark Pocan WI-02
Rep. Mark Pocan made history in 2012 as the first openly LGBTQ person to ever succeed an LGBTQ person in federal elected office when he replaced Tammy Baldwin in the House, as she herself was making LGBTQ history by being elected to the Senate. Mark is the only openly LGBTQ person — and the first-ever — to serve on the very powerful House Appropriations Committee.
Rep. Mark Takano CA-39
Rep. Mark Takano made history in 2012 as the first openly LGBTQ person of color elected to Congress. Today, Mark is also the only LGBTQ person in the House or Senate to Chair a committee, leading the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Rep. Ritchie Torres NY-15
Rep. Ritchie Torres made history in 2020 as the first openly LGBTQ Black-Latino Member ever elected to Congress — and he is also the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress elected from New York City. This fighter from the South Bronx is running for reelection in New York’s 15th Congressional District.
Rep. Robert Garcia CA-42
Rep. Robert Garcia is running to serve California’s 42nd Congressional District. Robert is the first openly LGBTQ immigrant elected to Congress and the first openly LGBTQ Peruvian American elected to Congress. He also joined Rep. David Cicilline as only the second openly LGBTQ mayor to ever serve in Congress. Prior to serving in Congress, Robert was the Mayor of Long Beach, California.
Rep. Sharice Davids KS-03
Rep. Sharice Davids made history in 2018 as the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress from Kansas (of all places) and also as one of two first-ever Native American women elected to federal office. Sharice is running for reelection in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District — based in Kansas City. Republicans recently gerrymandered this district to be even more competitive than it was previously.
Sarah McBride DE-AL
State Sen. Sarah McBride’s ability to find common ground has allowed her to make progress during her time serving as a Delaware state senator. She has shown a commitment to building coalitions to address some of our nation's most pressing issues like gun violence, rising healthcare costs, and more. When elected, McBride will make history as the first openly transgender person to ever serve in Congress.
Will Rollins CA-41
Will Rollins is a former federal prosecutor who focused on counterterrorism and counterintelligence cases in Southern California. He’s running for a second time to represent California's 41st Congressional District which is currently represented by Republican Ken Calvert who has a strong anti-LGBTQ voting record in Congress.