Two Texans are among 16 LGBT candidates running in Victory Fund’s Onward to Victory contest for those thinking about running for public office or interested in working on an LGBT candidate’s campaign.
The winner gets an all-expenses-paid spot at Victory Fund’s candidate and campaign training in Atlanta from May 30-June 2. The winner will be announced on May 20.
In third place, as of this writing, is Garry Brown.
Brown is running for Travis County commissioner. If elected, he would be the first LGBT county commissioner elected in Texas. He has worked as a congressional aide to Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett and currently serves as public relations director for Travis County Constable Sally Hernandez.
In first place is Kristopher Sharp.
Sharp was recently elected vice president of the University of Houston—Downtown student body despite homophobic attacks against him. He has no planned upcoming races but has plans to continue his political career.
To vote, go here.