Equality PAC Celebrates Congressman-Elect Eric Sorensen’s Win in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District

Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement celebrating Congressman-Elect Eric Sorensen’s win in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District election. Sorensen will succeed Congresswoman Cheri Bustos who announced her retirement at the end of the 117th Congress. Upon his swearing in, Sorensen will be Illinois’ first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress.

“We are excited to welcome Congressman-Elect Sorensen into the Equality Caucus in January and are proud of the successful campaign he and his team ran,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “As a Red to Blue candidate, Congressman-Elect Sorensen worked hard to connect with voters across his district and through his hard work, we were able to hold this critical seat. With Congressman-Elect Sorensen’s win, we have hit double digit LGBTQ members in the House, a historic first. We look forward to working with Congressman-Elect Sorensen to advance equality and help us pass the Equality Act in the next Congress.” 

Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality ACT and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.