Tonight LPAC-endorsed candidate Luanne Peterpaul won the general election to represent District 11 the New Jersey General Assembly, becoming the first-ever out LGBTQ woman to win a seat in New Jersey’s state legislature. A former county prosecutor, Peterpaul previously served as Chair of the Board for Garden State Equality.
LPAC Executive Director Lisa Turner released the following statement:
“We are overjoyed to congratulate Luanne Peterpaul on her barrier-breaking victory tonight. Until today, New Jersey was one of six states that had never elected an LGBTQ woman to its state legislature. Luanne has been a tireless advocate for the LGBTQ community throughout her career and we can’t wait to see the positive impact she will have for our community and for District 11 constituents in the Assembly.”
LPAC is the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ women and nonbinary people to local, state, and federal office. More information about LPAC’s endorsed candidates is available at teamlpac.com/our-candidates.