Chronology for Out and Elected in the USA

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Indexed by date elected for Out and Elected in the USA

This listing of elected officials is arranged by the year they were elected to their first office held, which is also noted, then alphabetically within state. Many have subsequently been elected to other offices and these are detailed on their individual pages.

All dates of elections occurred in November unless otherwise indicated.


Also see: Index by state for Out and Elected in the USA

Back to: Out and Elected in the USA: 1974-2004


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1974

Massachusetts


1976

Minnisota

  • Spear, Allan (D), came out in 1974, re-elected State Senator, 60th District


1977

California


1978

New Hampshire


1979

New Hampshire

  • Splaine, Jim (D), came out in 1979 after service on City Council, elected to School Board, Portsmouth


1980

California


1982

New York


1984

Massachusetts

  • Studds, Gerry E. (D), outed in 1983, re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, District 10, Boston


1985

California

New York


1986

Louisiana

New Hampshire

Wisconsin

  • Baldwin, Tammy (D), Dane County Board of Supervisors, Madison, April


1987

California

  • Brougham, Tom, Director, Peralto Community College District Board, April

North Carolina

  • Herzenberg, Joe, came out gradually 1981-85, elected Town City Council, Chapel Hill


1988

California

  • Katz, Leslie, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee

Massachusetts

  • Frank, Barney (D), came out in 1987, re-elected to the U.S. House of Representative, District 4, Boston

Washington

  • Anderson, Cal (D), House of Representatives, District 42, Seattle


1989

New York


1990

Arizona

California

Maine

New York


1991

California

  • Horton, Jeff, Los Angeles Board of Education President, Los Angeles

Texas

  • Maxey, Glen (D), State Representative, District 51, March Special Election

Washington


1992

California

  • Yeager, Ken, San Jose/Evergreen Community College Trustee

New Mexico

Oregon

  • Brown, Kate (D), House of Representatives, District 13, Portland

South Carolina

Vermont


1993

California

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Reeves, Kenneth, came out December 1992, re-elected to the City Council, Cambridge

Michigan

New York

North Carolina


1994

California

Illinois

  • Chiola, Tom, Cook County Circuit Court Judge, Chicago

New Hampshire

New Mexico

Oregon

Washington D.C.

Wisconsin

  • Gunderson, Steve (R), outed in 1994, re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives


1995

California

Connecticut

Florida

Iowa

  • Crews, Bill, came out in 1993, re-elected Mayor, City of Melbourne

New York

  • Lopez, Margarita, Female Democratic District Leader, 63rd Assembly District (B), New York, September

Rhode Island

Washington

Wisconsin


1996

Arizona

  • Kolbe, Jim (R), came out July 1996, re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District, Tucson

California

Florida

Illinois

Maine

New York

Rhode Island

Texas

Washington

  • Murray, Ed (D), House of Representatives, District 43, Seattle


1997

Arizona

  • May, Steve (R), State Representative, District 26, Phoenix

California

Georgia

New Mexico

New York

  • Reed, Phil, City Council Member, District 8, New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

  • McGill, Jim, Borough Council Member, Ward 2, Wilkinsburg

Texas

  • Parker, Annise, City Council Member At-Large Position 1, Houston, December

Texas

  • Loza, John (R), City Councilmember, District 12, Dallas, May

Virginia

Washington, D.C.


1998

California

Connecticut

  • Mantilla, Evelyn (D), came out in June 1997, re-elected to the State House of Representatives, District 4, Hartford

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Malia, Liz (D), State Representative, 11th Suffolk, March

New Hampshire

Utah

Washington, D.C.

  • Graham, Jim, Councilmember, Ward 1


1999

Florida

New York

Wisconsin


2000

Florida


Also see: Index by state for Out and Elected in the USA

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