LGBTQ Victory Fund Endorses Dr. Tyler Titus for Erie County Executive
Endorsement brings national attention to Titus' historic campaign
Erie, PA - March 24, 2021 - Today, LGBTQ Victory Fund-the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to public office-endorsed Tyler Titus, naming them to their Spotlight list. This endorsement marks a significant moment in the campaign, demonstrating momentum heading toward the May 18 primary. With this endorsement, Victory Fund recognizes the strength of the campaign and the historic opportunity to elevate the first trans person ever elected in Pennsylvania history.
"LGBTQ Victory Fund is thrilled to endorse Tyler Titus for Erie County Executive," said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. "Tyler has been a champion for LGBTQ people, both as a local elected official in Erie and through their advocacy for equality and inclusion at the statewide level. Their election would be a historic moment in Pennsylvania, and they are putting together the operation needed to win. Tyler will make an excellent county executive, and we are proud to offer them our support."
"I'm running for county executive to create an Erie County that is healthy, safe, and equitable-where no one is left behind," said Dr. Tyler Titus, Democratic candidate for Erie County Executive. "I'm thrilled to have the support of LGBTQ Victory Fund, because they have been on the frontlines of changing the face of what our politics and government look like. This election will prove that when you run for office and you speak directly to the needs of the voters-regardless of your gender-you can win."
More information about Victory Fund can be found at victoryfund.org.
Dr. Tyler Titus is a mental health professional, small business owner, and the first trans person ever elected in Pennsylvania history. They currently serve as the president of the Erie School Board. Over the past 15 years, through their work at the Erie County Office of Children and Youth and as a full-time therapist for youth in the foster system, Tyler has developed a nuanced understanding of how intergenerational poverty, neglect, abuse, and violence impacts families and communities. Tyler has built their career on helping others, and now they're running in the May 18, 2021 primary for Erie County Executive to take that work to county government. You can read about Dr. Titus's campaign announcement here.