DOWNEY - Rep. Linda Sanchez has endorsed Assemblyman Ricardo Lara in his campaign for the newly-created 33rd Senate district."Ricardo has been a tireless and courageous leader in our community," Sanchez said in a statement. Lara represents a portion of Downey in the state Assembly. He was elected last year. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund also announced its early endorsement of Lara. "Ricardo has been a true champion of equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. His leadership in creating the LGBT Latino Select Committee of the Latino Legislative Caucus is an example of his commitment to providing sound policy recommendations to the LGBT and Latino Caucuses," said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. "His election will also make history, as Ricardo would be the first gay person of color to be elected to the State Senate." Wolfe went on to praise Ricardo's work on the LGBT Latino Select Committee of the Latino Legislative Caucus as an example why the Victory Fund works so hard to elect LGBT candidates at every level of government. "It's an honor to have the Victory Fund's support for my campaign," said Lara. "The way for every American to truly enjoy liberty and justice for all is to challenge the regrettable status quo of prejudice and intolerance in our country. I am looking forward to doing my part in the State Senate to reach true equality for all Americans."
********** Published: October 27, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 28