Three Florida women have earned the endorsement of LPAC, a lesbian political action committee.
“We’re on a mission to elect LGBTQ, women’s rights and social justice supporting candidates,” reads a statement on the LPAC website.
Walker, a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran, is campaigning to unseat Rep. Gus Bilirakis in Florida’s 12th congressional district. The central west coast district covers Pasco County and parts of northern Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.
Walker, a Black Democratic woman, has her work cut out for her in a Republican district which is more than 88% White. President Donald Trump carried Florida’s 12th congressional district by a 60-40 margin in 2016.
Walker holds a Master’s of Science degree in Information Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology and has worked as a DoD contractor and state correctional guard. On her website, Walker states her campaign goals are to lower the cost of prescription medication, provide teachers with better pay and supplies and have a plan to deal with extreme weather events.
Webb, an anthropologist, is running for re-election in Florida House District 69. Rayner, a civil rights attorney, has already declared victory in Florida House District 70 and will enter the state’s lower chamber as its first Black queer female representative.
LPAC was founded in 2012. It is led by Executive Director Stephanie Sandberg, a media consultant and past president of The New Republic. Overall, LPAC has endorsed 72 candidates in this election cycle.