May 24, 2012

LGBT Democrats of Virginia PAC Endorses Jim Moran for Congress

Jim MoranThe LGBT Democrats of Virginia PAC today announced the endorsement of Jim Moran for Congress in Virginia’s 8th District.

Congressman Moran, who was first elected to Congress in 1990, faces a primary challenge from political newcomer Bruce Shuttleworth, who also sought the endorsement of the LGBT Democrats of Virginia PAC.

“Congressman Moran has a long history as a champion for our cause and devoted friend of our community,” remarked Tiffany M. Joslyn, PAC President. “His positions on issues important to LGBT Virginians, combined with his actual record of sponsorship on and votes for legislation supporting LGBT equality, make him the clear choice for our community.”

“The fact that both candidates in this primary sought the endorsement of the LGBT Democrats of Virginia PAC is a very positive sign for both the Democratic Party and Virginia,” said Joel McDonald, PAC President-Elect. He continued, “While both Moran and Shuttleworth agreed with our positions on the issues, Moran’s longtime dedication to, and record of, fighting against discrimination was the deciding factor.”

All candidates seeking the endorsement of the LGBT Democrats of Virginia PAC are required to submit questionnaires. More information on endorsements, including submitted questionnaires from candidates and the list of currently endorsed candidates, can be found online at www.lgbtvadem.org/endorsements.