Representative Mary Gonzalez Nominated for Victory Institute Award

Representative Mary Gonzalez

Representative Mary Gonzalez

On Friday, the Victory Institute announced that Representative Mary González was one of six finalists nominated to receive their inaugural Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award.

The Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award was created to honor an up-and-coming state or local LGBTQ elected official whose promising political career will move forward equality.

"One of my political role models is Senator Tammy Baldwin, an amazing U.S. Senator who has shown courage, strength, dedication, and grace," said Rep. González. "I am honored and excited to be a finalist for the Tammy Baldwin award."

The Victory Institute is the only national organization dedicated to elevating openly LGBTQ leaders who can further equality at all levels of government. Many of their trainees join the more than 1,000 openly LGBTQ elected and appointed officials currently serving worldwide.

“I stand with the LGBTQ community," Rep. González said. "I am grateful for this nomination, and will continue to fight for socially just policies that benefit all members of our community.”