Kris Mayes first out LGBTQ Person elected as Arizona Attorney General

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Arizona Attorney General-elect Kris Mayes. Photo from LGBTQ Victory Fund

Kris Mayes was confirmed the winner for the Arizona Attorney General election on Monday.

She is the first out LGBTQ Attorney General in Arizona history.

Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, issued the following statement:

“Kris’ victory is a win for all Arizonans. Voters chose a champion of equality who believes in democracy over a cynic who spread election disinformation for his own perceived political gain. In a state with bans on abortion and same-sex marriage still on the books, the symbolism of voters choosing an out LGBTQ Attorney General cannot be overstated. Kris has a long track record of taking on big fights and winning on behalf of her community and will be a powerful pro-equality, pro-choice force in Arizona. Today’s results are a resounding rebuke to the hate and intolerance sweeping our country. Voters made their voices heard loud and clear: enough is enough. It’s time for change, it’s time for courage.”

There are currently just two out LGBTQ state Attorneys General in the United States, according to LGBTQ Victory Institute: Dana Nessel in Michigan and Maura Healey in Massachusetts.

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