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Friday, March 26, 2010

Pat Davis Announces First National Endorsement of Campaign for Bernalillo County Sheriff

PatDavisCr This is a big deal. Pat Davis, Democratic candidate for Bernalillo County Sheriff, released a statement late yesterday announcing the first national endorsement of the Democratic primary.

“I am honored to receive the support of this outstanding organization,” said Davis in a statement released by his campaign. “I am running for Sheriff because Bernalillo County needs the right Sheriff for right now. And the Victory Fund understands that as sheriff, I will do what I’ve done my entire career in law enforcement; fight to keep our schools safe, our families protected, and our communities strong.”

Victory Fund, an organization that endorses viable and strong candidates from across the nation, enthusiastically endorsed Pat Davis for Sheriff, making him the only candidate for Sheriff in the nation to be endorsed. If elected, Pat Davis would become the nation’s first openly gay male Sheriff.

“We’re proud that more LGBT Americans are stepping up to run for public office and refusing to wait for others to lead. When they win, many more of our authentic voices will be in positions of real power, and our democracy will be strengthened. This is good for the LGBT community and good for our country,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund.

In 2009, 54 of 79 Victory Fund endorsees won their elections, and in 2008, 80 of 111 endorsed candidates were victorious. This endorsement follows several high profile endorsements of Pat Davis from local leaders, including:

Deborah Kuidis
Retired Deputy Chief, Albuquerque Police Department
Former Commander, UNM Police Department

Kathy Wright
Retired Chief Deputy District Attorney, Bernalillo County

Idalia Lechuga-Tena
Former Assistant to the Albuquerque Mayor, Marty Chavez
Vice-President of La Mesa Community Improvement Association

Angel Torres
Retired Sergeant, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
Founder, County’s 1st DWI Unit

The Victory Fund press release can be read here. For more information on the campaign, please visit sheriffpat.org.

March 26, 2010 at 11:44 AM in 2010 Bernalillo County Sheriff Race, GLBT Rights | Permalink