If you are a candidate who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or a similarly non-conformist identity who is interested in running for office, please email: ChairLGBTQ@gmail.com.

Endorsed Candidates

In 2018, we supported Susan Ruiz and Brandon Woodard as they campaigned to become the first LGBTQ+ Kansans ever elected to the Kansas Legislature. In Nov. 2018, we helped them make history! In 2020, we'll be supporting both as they run for re-election to the Legislature.

But in 2019, we're aiming to build the bench of LGBTQ+ candidates in Kansas by supporting candidates in local elections. The primary is Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. We will be announcing our endorsed candidates after the primaries are completed.

2019 Endorsements

Check back after the primary on Aug. 6, 2019, to learn more about our endorsed candidates.

Rep. Susan Ruiz

Susan Ruiz is a clinical social worker who helps adults with severe mental illness access proper medical care and represents the 23rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Check out her website here.

Rep. Brandon Woodard

Brandon Woodard is a community organizer, advocate, and lifelong Kansan who represents the 30th District in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Visit his website here.

Congratulations to Rep. Ruiz & Rep. Woodard!

We were delighted to be a part of your historic victories!

If you'd like to help us support these great candidates, please consider a donation here.

And if you'd like to get more involved in helping LGBTQ+ candidates throughout Kansas, please visit our Volunteering page here.