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Massachusetts Votes for Fairness and Equality

Election Night 2018 Brings Victory for LGBTQ Champions in Massachusetts
Massachusetts State HouseAmong the gains in the 2018 mid-term elections on November 6th, a majority of the candidates endorsed by the MassEquality PAC won their races, increasing the number of pro-LGBTQ legislators in the State House.

Our winning challengers for 2018 are Jo Comerford, Mindy Domb, Tami Gouveia, Kathy LaNatra, David LeBoeuf, Christina Minicucci, Tram Nguyen, Becca Rausch and Maria Robinson.

Endorsed incumbents who won their races are Sen. Julian Cyr, Rep. Mike Connolly, Rep. Marjorie Decker, Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Attorney General Maura Healey, Rep. Natalie Higgins, Rep. Jack Lewis, Sen. Jason Lewis and Rep. Liz Malia.

In a statement released on Wednesday, MassEquality Executive Director Deborah Shields said, “MassEquality is proud of all of our endorsed candidates in Tuesday’s election, and we congratulate the winners on their victories. Each one ran their campaign on the principles of fairness and equality, and the election results demonstrate overwhelming support for these values among Massachusetts voters.”

The Massachusetts LGBTQ community scored some major victories with MassEquality’s endorsed candidates. Among these wins are Tram Nguyen’s defeat of anti-LGBTQ Rep. Jim Lyons, Rep. Natalie Higgins win in a tough re-election race in a conservative district, and openly LGBTQ incumbents Attorney General Maura Healey, Sen. Julian Cyr, Rep. Jack Lewis and Rep. Liz Malia winning their races by strong margins. We’re also pleased to welcome Jo Comerford as the latest openly LGBTQ state Senator in Massachusetts.

MassEquality looks forward to working with the winning candidates during the upcoming legislative session. These electoral victories, along with the historic vote on Question 3 to uphold transgender nondiscrimination protections, are proof that Massachusetts supports fairness, justice and equality for all.

David LeBoeuf – 17th Worcester

David LeBoeuf Campaign Web Site

David LeBoeuf is a lifelong Worcester resident who has served his city and community by working in city government and leading community-based initiatives to increase civic engagement and improve people’s lives and health. He is also an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and has been involved in various community development activities. He is a proven progressive and an effective community organizer who believes in equality and justice for all, and he will bring those values with him to Beacon Hill. The MassEquality PAC is proud to endorse David in his race for state Representative.

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Sarah Hewins – 2nd Plymouth

Sarah Hewins Campaign Web Site

Sarah Hewins has a long history of public service, having been elected to the Carver Board of Selectmen four times and served on the town Planning Board for 10 years. A local business owner who is active in her community, Sarah has successfully fought to preserve the local environment and support conservation efforts in her role as Conservation Agent. She is well known as an advocate for children, seniors, working families and public education. She believes strongly in fairness and equality for all, and will carry those values forward on Beacon Hill. The MassEquality PAC is pleased to endorse Sarah in her race for state Representative.

Christina Minicucci – 14th Essex

Christina Minicucci Campaign Web Site

Christina Minicucci is dedicated to serving her community. A businesswoman, active volunteer and member of several town committees in North Andover, Christina is a tireless advocate for the people of her town and the Merrimack Valley area. Her progressive values and history of support for fair and equal treatment for all indicate that she will be a strong champion for LGBTQ rights in the State House. The MassEquality PAC is pleased to endorse Christina for state Representative.

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Jack Stanton – 5th Barnstable

Jack Stanton Campaign Web Site

A Democrat running for state Representative, Jack Stanton has a long-standing interest in politics and international development. His interests led him to study and work abroad for several years until the call to serve his home community by running for office brought him back to Sandwich, MA. Jack’s strong local ties plus global work experience and perspective inform his values and make him a strong advocate for fairness and equality. The MassEquality PAC is proud to endorse Jack, and we know that he will be a dedicated champion for the LGBTQ community on Beacon Hill.

Kathy LaNatra – 12th Plymouth

Kathy LaNatra Campaign Web Site

Kathy LaNatra is dedicated to helping the people of her district. A small business owner and community leader, Kathy has served on her town’s Board of Selectmen, as Recreation Commissioner, and in many other elected and volunteer positions. Her experiences in local government have made her keenly aware of the issues facing the district and the Commonwealth. She will be a strong advocate for fairness and equality on Beacon Hill, and the MassEquality PAC is pleased to announce our endorsement of her campaign.

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Dr. Katie McBrine – Plymouth and Norfolk

Dr. Katie McBrine’s Campaign Web Site

Dr. Katie McBrine is dedicated to applying her experience in public health and medicine and her progressive values to improving the lives of people in her district and across the Commonwealth. An engaged community leader, health educator and concerned citizen, Dr. McBrine actively advocates for equality and civil rights for all. She has been a proud and outspoken champion of LGBTQ rights in her community, and will continue to support the LGBTQ community on Beacon Hill. The MassEquality PAC is proud to endorse Dr. McBrine for state Senator.