Stonewall Endorses Ahead of DFL Convention this Saturday
Stonewall DFL Endorses Korina Barry for Minnesota House 62B.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 6, 2018 – The Stonewall DFL Caucus of Minnesota announced its endorsement of Korina Barry for Minnesota House 62B.
“As we head toward the Senate District 62 DFL convention this Saturday, Stonewall DFL is proud to endorse Korina Barry,” said Samuel Doten, Stonewall DFL Political Support Committee Co-Chair. “We are lucky to have so many exceptional candidates running for 62B. Korina stood out in particular with her deep understanding of issues affecting LGBTQ Minnesotans and the diverse communities LGBTQ people are a part of.”
House District 62B incumbent, Rep. Susan Allen, announced last year she will not seek reelection. Allen was the first Native American elected to the Minnesota Legislature and is a member of the LGBTQ community. “Korina will bring a vital perspective to the Minnesota House and will continue the legacy of Rep. Allen’s work. She will serve our district and the entire state of Minnesota with distinction,” said Doten.
“I am extremely honored to have earned the endorsement of Stonewall DFL. I deeply respect Stonewall’s work to ensure equality for all Minnesotans, and I look forward to working together and fighting for LGBTQ rights and protections at the legislature.” said Korina Barry.
Endorsed candidates meet or exceed Stonewall DFL’s screening criteria as set forth by its Political Support Committee and affirmed by at least 60 percent of the Stonewall DFL Board of Directors. A full list of Stonewall DFL endorsed candidates is available via their online Voter’s Guide. Information about the endorsement process is available on the Stonewall DFL website at: https://www.dfl.org/stonewall/endorsements/2018-candidate-questionnaires/
About Stonewall DFL
Stonewall DFL works for a safe and equitable Minnesota by electing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied Democrats to public office in Minnesota and to party office in the Minnesota DFL. The caucus offers endorsements for local, state and federal DFL candidates who support equality for all Minnesotans. Stonewall DFL provides endorsed candidates with both financial and volunteer support whenever possible. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to carry out the business of the caucus and is open to the public. For information, visit dfl.org/stonewall, join its Facebook page or follow @StonewallDFL on Twitter.
The Minnesota Stonewall DFL Caucus was first organized in August 1980 as the LGBTF Caucus. Its charter was recognized by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota in 1982 and was renamed Stonewall DFL in 1992. Today, Stonewall is the DFL’s oldest and most active community caucus and the oldest continuously-operating political advocacy organization whose mission is to promote LGBTQ equality across the state of Minnesota.