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LGBT Candidate Election Scorecard

The 2012 elections are proving to be historic for the LGBT community, in part thanks to the major strides openly gay candidates have made. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund endorsed a record 180 openly LGBT candidates this year, out of which 116 have won so far.

Some races are still being called, but here is a handy little scorecard of some of the major winners (and losers) from Election Day. We’ll continue to update as election results roll in.

 

Tammy Baldwin (D)

Won seat in the US Senate, Wisconsin

– First openly gay member of Senate

 

 

Sean Patrick Maloney (D)

Won seat in US House of Representatives, New York’s 18th Congressional District

– New York’s first openly gay representative and member of Congress

 

 

David Cicilline (D)

Won second term in US House of Representatives, Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District

 

 

 

Mark Pocan (D)

Won Tammy Baldwin’s seat in US House of Representatives, Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District

– First time an openly LGBT member of Congress succeeded by another in the same Congressional District

 

Jared Polis (D)

Won third term in US House of Representatives, Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District

 

 

Richard Tisei (R)

Lost seat in US House Representatives, Massachussetts’  6th Congressional District

 

 

 

Kyrsten Sinema (D)

Won US House of Representatives, Arizona’s 9th Congressional District

 

 

 

 

Mark Takano (D)

Won US House of Representatives, California’s 41st Congressional District

– First openly gay person of color to serve in Congress

 

 

Kate Brown (D)

Won second term as Oregon’s Secretary of State

 

 
Stephen Skinner (D)

Won election to West Virginia State Legislature, 67th District

– West Virginia’s first openly gay state legislator

 

 

Joshua Boschee (D)

Won seat in North Dakota House of Representatives, 44th District

– North Dakota’s first openly gay state legislator

 

 

Joe Saunders (D)

Won seat in Florida’s House of Representatives, 49th District

– Joins David Richardson as Florida’s first openly gay state legislators

 

 

Justin Chennette (D)

Won seat in Maine’s House of Representatives, 134th District

– At 21, the youngest openly gay legislator in the US

 

 

Tim Brown (R)

Won seat in Ohio House of Representatives, 3rd District

 

 

 

Marie Mayor (D)

Lost seat in Delaware House of Representatives, 20th District

 

 

 

 

Andrew Staton (D)

Lost seat in Delaware’s State Senate, 6th District

 

 

 

 

Carl DeMaio (R)

Lost race for mayor of San Diego


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