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Equality PA Endorses Openly Gay Candidates and Allies to the LGBT Community in the Primary Election

Harrisburg – Equality PA is proud to announce the endorsement of an outstanding list of candidates running in the May 19th primary election in Pennsylvania, including many openly LGBT candidates:

  • Sherrie Cohen, Philadelphia City Council- At Large*
  • Dan Clifford, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas*
  • Diane Ellis-Marseglia, Bucks County Commissioner
  • Abbe Fletman, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas*
  • Eric Gutshall, Dauphin County Controller*
  • Dwayne Heisler, Columbia County Treasurer *
  • Hugh McGough, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas*
  • Chris Mallios, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas
  • Mia Roberts Perez, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas
  • Paul Steinke, Philadelphia City Council – At Large*

* Denotes members of the LGBT Community.

Jessica Rothchild, President of the Equality PA Board, talked about why this group of candidates was selected, “We need to be sure that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is represented in Pennsylvania, and one of the best ways to do that is to have more openly gay office holders along with strong allies. That’s why Equality PA is so proud to endorse these candidates for office.”

Ted Martin, Executive Director for Equality PA, added, “It’s great to see so many candidates in Pennsylvania who are living authentically and advocating for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. All of these candidates are extremely qualified and will serve every voter well on all issues that face the commonwealth.”



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