Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - (Trenton, NJ ) - Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed 35 more LGBTQ candidates, raising to 109 the total number of candidates endorsed this cycle.
“Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Elvin Montero for Trenton City Councilperson At-Large,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Annise Parker. “Elvin’s commitment to providing forward thinking solutions to ultimately achieve better outcomes for all Trentonians, in addition to pushing smart public policy that addresses the real concerns of constituents, makes him the ideal candidate for Trenton City Councilperson At-large. When he wins in May, Elvin Montero will become a vital LGBTQ voice for Trenton.”
“I am proud to receive this endorsement,” Montero said. “I am a candidate who embraces diversity, respects our freedoms, and promotes equality for all regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, or age. It would be an honor to represent Trenton, and everyone who lives, works, and invests in our great city. It is my hope that everyone gets to know me as a person, a selfless leader who at the end of the day wants to do everything he can as an elected official to improve the lives of people who live in Trenton.”
Elvin Montero has been a local champion for equal rights, and in recent years has increased his advocacy for LGBTQ issues. Elvin helped start LGBTQ+ Trenton, which hosts networking and social events for Trenton LGBTQ locals and supporters and was the founding vice chair of the Mercer County LGBT Democratic Caucus. In the summer of 2016, Elvin was asked by Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D-NJ 12) to represent the district at a special roundtable session regarding national LGBT policies, hosted by the former chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, former Representative Xavier Becerra, and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
If elected, Elvin will be a champion for Trenton – supporting creative ideas that boost the local economy and inspire people to live, work, play and stay in Trenton.
Paid for by Montero for Trenton City Council.