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Lesbian Tina Kotek Wins Democratic Primary for Oregon Governor

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The Advocate in January. Before entering electoral politics, she was policy advocate at the Oregon Food Bank in Portland, then policy director for Children First for Oregon.The LGBTQ Victory Fund, which had endorsed Kotek, celebrated her victory.

It had named her a Game Changer candidate, a designation given to congressional and statewide candidates in history-making races.“This is a momentous night for Oregon and LGBTQ people across the country,” Victory Fund President and CEO Annise Parker said in a press release. “Tina shattered this lavender ceiling because Oregonians are excited and enthusiastic about her vision for a more equitable, accepting future.

As speaker, she delivered real results for her constituents. Now she is well-positioned to leverage her experience and exceptional qualifications to be Oregon’s next governor.

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