Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement celebrating Eric Sorensen’s Win in the Illinois’ 17th Congressional District Democratic Primary. When elected in November, Sorensen will make history as the first openly LGBTQ federal representative from Illinois.
“Equality PAC could not be more proud of the winning primary campaign Eric ran, working hard to connect with voters across the newly redrawn 17th district,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “Eric is deeply rooted in this community and a trusted communicator who has spent his career working to protect those around him. In Congress, Eric will continue delivering results for his community and fighting for LGBTQ equality. To hold the House, it is crucial that we hold this seat. With Eric on the ballot, we are confident we will win here in November. And we cannot wait to welcome Eric into the Equality Caucus next Congress.”
Eric Sorensen is a meteorologist born and raised in Rockford, IL running for U.S. Congress. He spent 11 years delivering the weather at WREX in Rockford and 7 years at WQAD in the Quad Cities. He’s seen firsthand the importance of establishing trust with the community, and he’s determined to use his expertise as a climate communicator to fight for Illinoisans on environmental justice and more in Washington.
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.
To learn more about Eric Sorensen and his campaign, please visit his website here.