In May 2018, Maebe A Girl became quite possibly the first drag queen elected to public office when the California performer became the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council representative of Region 5. Now, the genderfluid/trans performer has announced her intention to run for California state congress.

In a recently released statement, she said:

“I’m running because representation matters. California’s 28th District has a diverse demographic and as such requires a representative that can relate to the oppression experienced by so many of its constituents. In a political climate where so many people’s civil liberties are at risk, I want to be on the front lines fighting for them.”

Her platform will reportedly have three parts: 1) Protecting minorities, immigrants, women and the environment; 2) Advocate for diversity, inclusion and representation to reflect the entire community; and 3) to legislate for progressive action.

Maebe A Girl, drag queen politician, Congress, CaliforniaMaebe A Girl’s campaign poster for California Congress Facebook:Maebe A Girl

According to her campaign website, in her current position, Maebe formed the Silver Lake LGBTQIA Advocates Committee, “the first committee of its kind” in the L.A. Neighborhood Council system.

She is also one of the Council’s Homelessness Liaisons and has voted to address the existence of homeless encampments and efforts to “clean them up,” making recommendations “to approach this sensitive subject with more compassion.”

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