VA Elects First Black, Gay Official

Yesterday’s elections weren’t a total loss for gay politicians.

Sure, former business man Jim Neal lost his bid for North Carolina’s Senate, but Virginia-based political Lawrence Webb made a big mark: he’s now the state’s first black and gay elected official.

Totally radical!

From the electorally-minded folks over at the Victory Fund:

In his first bid for elected office, Lawrence Webb won a seat on the Falls Church City Council by a margin of 39 votes. He joins two other candidates on the City Council: Nader Baroukh and Robin S. Gardner.

“I am grateful that the citizens of Falls Church have entrusted me with the responsibility to help guide the direction of our city’s future, and I thank them. I look forward to working with Council to make Falls Church an even better city than it is now,” Webb said.

He also said he hopes that his win inspires others to hop into the civil arena. We would do, but we’re busy washing our hair.