Press Release: Stonewall DFL Endorses Erin Murphy for Governor and Erin Maye-Quade for Lieutenant Governor

SAINT PAUL, MN – Stonewall DFL announced today that they have endorsed Rep. Erin Murphy for Governor and Rep. Erin Maye-Quade for Lieutenant Governor. Stonewall DFL works for a safe and equitable Minnesota and offers endorsements for local, state and federal DFL candidates who support equality for all Minnesotans. 

“Stonewall DFL is proud to endorse Erin Murphy for Governor and Erin Maye-Quade for Lieutenant Governor. Our membership’s support for Rep. Erin Murphy has grown throughout the year, mirroring the strength the Murphy campaign showed in earning the DFL endorsement,” said Erica Mauter, Stonewall DFL Caucus Chair. “We are equally proud and excited to support the historic nomination of Minnesota’s first out LGBTQ major party candidate for statewide office in Rep. Erin Maye-Quade. At a time when the LGBTQ+ community – especially queer youth and queer people of color – are struggling with access to affordable housing and health care, and all the disproportionate ways we are criminalized and targeted with violence, we desperately need leaders like Erin Murphy and Erin Maye-Quade who will fight for us.”

“We are honored to receive the Stonewall DFL endorsement,” said Rep. Erin Murphy. “I’m proud of our work together to pass marriage equality and anti-bullying legislation, but there is still more work to be done. No Minnesotan should feel unsafe or discriminated against because of who they love or how they identify. Rep. Maye-Quade and I will stand with our LGBTQ community to make sure everyone feels welcome in our state.”

“I am honored to earn this endorsement and I am proud to stand with Erin Murphy and our LGBTQ community in the important work ahead,” said Rep. Erin Maye-Quade. “As a state representative and member of the LGBTQ community, I have fought against forces of division and discrimination against our community and been a proactive leader addressing the many challenges that remain. Together, with Erin Murphy, we will continue to lead with our values and fight for an equitable future for all.”