Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Councilman Mike DeFusco endorsed by LGBTQ Victory Fund

Official release:

DeFusco Endorsed by LGBTQ Victory Fund for 2019 Council Run
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Councilman Mike DeFusco has been endorsed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund for his 2019 First Ward Council re-election. The LGBTQ Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics while striving for equality by increasing the number of elected officials nationwide who openly identify as LGBTQ.
Councilman DeFusco is the Chairperson of the Hudson County Democratic Organization’s LGBTQ Caucus and will play a key role in helping all 12 municipalities achieve a score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. He is currently one of only two candidates in New Jersey to be endorsed by Victory Fund for the 2019 election.
“Defending and protecting the rights of all Hoboken residents has been one of my top priorities since taking office,” said Councilman Mike DeFusco. “Whether it be pushing for new energy and new ideas in our local government or advocating for the LGBTQ community, I have always put the best interests of Hoboken above all else. I am proud to receive this important endorsement and look forward to working with the Victory Fund and Hudson County Democratic Organization to continue building a diverse and inclusive party."
Victory Fund is the only national Political Action Committee dedicated to electing LGBTQ individuals to all levels of government. It was founded in 1991 and has since assisted the campaigns of countless successful LGBTQ candidates.
“The LGBTQ Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Mike DeFusco in his re-election bid to the Hoboken City Council,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. “Councilman DeFusco’s commitment to accountability and smart public policy that addresses the real concerns of constituents makes him the best candidate to represent Hoboken’s First Ward. When Councilman DeFusco wins in November, he will continue to not only be a vital voice and advocate for the LGBTQ community, but for all of Hoboken.”