In a new round of endorsements, the LGBTQ Victory Fund announced its support of Julie Carson’s bid to become Mayor of Wilton Manors.
A triathlete, foster mother and sitting Commissioner, Carson is seeking to fill the vacant mayorship left by the sudden death of Justin Flippen in February. Carson told SFGN she feels her campaign is in good shape.
“I’m out on the streets, doing social distancing but making sure I’m present and accountable,” Carson said. “I hope for the opportunity to continue in service and also push forward some of Justin’s legacies.”
The mayoral election is November 3.
Elsewhere, Florida House candidates Javier Estevez (District 105) and Ricky Junquera (District 118) were upgraded to spotlight endorsements.
“Both candidates are critical to ending the anti-LGBTQ majority in the Florida state House,” reads a Victory Fund press release.
The Victory Fund has endorsed 240 candidates thus far with 14 coming from Florida.