Justin Flippen, Vice Mayor of Wilton Manors and Democratic candidate for the Florida State House, District 92, traveled to Washington, DC, this weekend to present his candidacy to national LGBT leaders and members of the Victory Fund. Excited about the new horizon of making history in Florida as the Sunshine State’s first openly gay legislator, Justin met with members of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund as well as nationally recognized LGBT leaders such as Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts and recently elected Houston Mayor Annise Parker.
“Spending time in the company of and listening to the wisdom of qualified leaders who have broken barriers of being open about their sexual orientation and then elected to office was inspiring,” said Flippen. “As I was told in DC by Houston Councilwoman Sue Lovell, ‘If you don’t have a seat at the table, then you are often on the menu.’ It is time for the LGBT community to have a seat at the table in Tallahassee. I am confident the voters will allow me to be seated as a leader for all communities on August 24th.”
The Victory Fund has had a significant role in making history with its national support of women and men such as Annis Parker and Broward County Commissioner Ken Keechl.
For more information on Justin Flippen’s Florida House campaign, visit www.justinflippen.com .