(LOS ANGELES) – Log Cabin Republicans-Los Angeles is working to recruit gay and lesbian candidates for the June primary ballot at the organization’s February 22 meeting, open to all Republicans.
The 6:30 p.m. reception at Mirabelle Restaurant, 8768 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood will feature a signature-gathering party for Republican GLBT candidates for Assembly, Senate, and Republican Party of Los Angeles County Central Committee. The deadline for qualifying for the June ballot is March 12.
“It is tremendously important that qualified gay and lesbian Republicans are on the ballot and able to carry our message of limited government, personal responsibility and fundamental freedoms to voters in Los Angeles County, “ said Scott Schmidt, president of Log Cabin-Los Angeles, the oldest and most successful gay Republican organization in the country. "If you want to change the Republican Party to focus on the values that unite us, then it begins with changing the face of the Party, running for office and taking our rightful seat at the table."
“People may be surprised to learn that there have been as many as a dozen gay men and women on the Los Angeles County Republican Central Committee. What should surprise no one is that America understands that we can do better as a nation, as exemplified by Republican victories across the country.
“Our community is best represented when our community's members represent a variety of viewpoints to the voting public. If there is a 'gay gene,' I am certain that it does not include a proclivity towards higher taxes, higher deficits and bigger government. Our February meeting is designed to help gay and lesbian Republicans make it to the ballot and into the minds of Republican voters throughout the county,” said Schmidt.
Schmidt said voters from every part of the county are welcome and needed to help potential candidates qualify for the ballot.
More information: http://www.logcabin.org/logcabinca/losangeles_chapter.html.