Equality PAC Statement on New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District Special Election

Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and  Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement on the Democratic  Party of New Mexico’s selection of a Democratic nominee for New Mexico’s  1st Congressional District Special Election on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 

“Equality PAC was honored to support Victor Reyes to be the Democratic nominee for  New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District Special Election,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs  Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “Victor has proven himself to  be a dedicated public servant who takes every opportunity to give back to his  community. While we are disappointed in today’s result, we are so proud of Victor for  the progressive and bold campaign he ran. We are confident that Victor will continue to  serve the community he loves throughout all his future endeavors.” 

Reyes served as a top aide in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration and as  chair of New Mexico’s Community Development Council where he helped lead the  administration’s efforts to support educators, put a stop to gun violence, build and  diversify New Mexico’s economy, protect our environment, and stand up for LGBTQ+  rights. Reyes also serves as the national Board Chair of Catholics for Choice and has  built an impressive record of progressive advocacy as a community organizer and  advocate across the state. If elected, Reyes would have been New Mexico’s first  LGBTQ+ member of 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. 


Date: March 31, 2021
Contact: Jeff Larivee, (202) 821-5203