Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund announced its latest round of endorsements in this year’s elections. Sara Martinez, who is running for Justice of the Peace in Dallas County, is on the list. Martinez already has the endorsement of Stonewall Democrats. In the runoff, she faces Melissa Bellan.
Martinez is running for Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 1, which covers much of North Oak Cliff and Oak Lawn.
Early voting runs May 19 through May 23 and the runoff is May 27.
Of the 18 new endorsements, Victory Fund announced one other candidate from Texas — Jim Evans, who is running for Harris County family court judge in Houston.
Kay Floyd, running for state Senate in Oklahoma, also received one of the Victory Fund’s endorsements this week. Floyd is currently a state representative from Oklahoma City. She is running for state Senate, hoping to replace gay state Sen. Al McAffrey, who is vying for U.S. Congress.
Another local candidate who already received the Victory Fund endorsement is John Turner-McClelland who is running for Denton County Fresh Water Supply Board.
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund works to elect LGBT leaders to public office.