SACO – Former Senator Justin Chenette has been endorsed by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, a national organization dedicated to electing pro-equality & LGBTQ+ leaders to office.
“LGBTQ Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Justin Chenette for County Commissioner,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. “Justin will bring a unique and important perspective to the county commission and ensure all residents are considered when policy decisions are made. He will also make history when elected, becoming the first out LGBTQ person to ever serve on the York County Commission.”
Chenette would also be the first and only Millennial elected to the York County Commission, at age 31. He previously was elected the youngest state representative at 21 and youngest state senator at 25.
“Representation matters. It is important that we elect leaders that reflect the diversity and values of our community. I will be a strong voice for equality,” says Chenette. “Throughout my life in public service, I have been transparent about my personal life and my marriage to my husband as a way of illustrating to youth that they are seen and valued. That they have someone they can point to living authentically in their truth, being with who they love, doing what they love. While I’m not running to make history, it will undoubtedly help yield to better policy outcomes and engagement for everyone.”
Chenette is also endorsed by national progressive organizations, Roadmap for Progress and Building Bridges for America. He is the only candidate in the race to receive any organizational endorsements. See full list here.
The Democratic Primary is set for June 14th for the County Commission district of Saco, OOB, Hollis, and Buxton.