LGBTQ+ Victory Fund Endorses James Demetriades for Cromwell Mayor
National organization endorses Demetriades because
he will be a strong voice for equality when elected.
Today LGBTQ+ Victory Fund – the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ people to public office – endorsed James Demetriades for Mayor in Cromwell, Conn. The endorsement signals Victory Fund’s confidence that Demetriades is well-positioned to win the mayoral race and be a strong voice for equality. Demetriades would be the first out LGBTQ person to be the mayor of Cromwell.
“LGBTQ+ Victory Fund is pleased to endorse James Demetriades for mayor in Cromwell, Conn. ,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ+ Victory Fund. “James is a proven leader, demonstrating his ability to work collaboratively with many stakeholders to address the real concerns of his constituents. This makes him the best choice for Cromwell. We are confident that when he wins in November, James will be an exceptional voice for all constituents and a strong voice for equality.”
LGBTQ+ people remain severely underrepresented in government nationwide – holding just 0.2% of elected positions despite representing at least 7.2% of the U.S. population, according to LGBTQ+ Victory Institute. As an out LGBTQ+ leader, Demetriades will be an unwavering voice for equality for the town of Cromwell. His priority in office will include executing a strategic plan to grow the Cromwell community to embrace the opportunities and manage the challenges of the 21st century. The main tenets of this plan are modernization, collaboration and sustainable infrastructure.
Victory Fund will promote Demetriades’ endorsement among its hundreds of thousands of supporters nationwide. More information about Victory Fund can be found at victoryfund.org.