Kris Fair, general manager of New York, New York Salon and chair of The Frederick Center board, a non-profit LGBT support organization in Central Maryland, has received the endorsement from the Victory Fund in his quest to be a member of the Frederick City Board of Aldermen.
The Victory Fund provides campaign, fundraising and communications support to LGBTQ candidates to increase the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials.
If elected, Fair, 32, promises to continue advocating for LGBTQ priorities.
“The Frederick Center has worked closely with the City of Frederick to increase its HRC municipality equality index,” Fair told the Blade when he announced his candidacy in January. “As Alderman, I will investigate ways we can make our city more inclusive of the LGBTQ community and of diversity in general.”
The Victory Fund selected Fair because: 1) he would be the only openly gay person on the Board of Aldermen and 2) he would be the only the second ever openly gay member of the board.
“I am honored to be selected by the national Victory Fund,” Fair told the Blade. “We have fought hard for LGBTQ equality in Frederick City and this is another step in that direction.”
The primary takes place in September and the general election is in November.