Trans Woman Elected to Democratic Party Office in Oregon

51-year-old Laura Calvo, a transgender woman, will be treasurer of the Democratic Party in Oregon, following an election. She previously held the same position in Monmouth County.

The Blade reports:

“Calvo is a longtime LGBT-rights and Democratic activist. She served on the national LGBT Steering Committee for the Obama/Biden presidential campaign last year and as an elected delegate for Hillary Clinton to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Calvo now joins Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair Frank Dixon as the second openly-LGBT party officer currently serving the state’s party.”