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