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Osborn Wins Endorsement of Stonewall Democratic Club

The grassroots LGBT club backs the 50th Assembly candidate over rival by 3-1 margin.

's campaign for the 50th California Assembly seat continued to garner support this week with an endorsement from the West Hollywood-based Stonewall Democratic Club.

On the heels of winning an endorsement from the —her third in recent weeks, Osborn garnered 74 percent of the Stonewall Democratic Club vote, besting South Bay Assemblywoman by nearly 3-1. Of the 209 votes cast at the club’s annual endorsement meeting on Wednesday, Osborn won 154 to 55.

"Stonewall is delighted to throw our full and enthusiastic support behind Torie Osborn," said Stephen David Simon, president of Stonewall Democrats. "From her response to AIDS while running the Gay & Lesbian Center to her work for tax reform with California Calls, Torie sees the big picture and knows how to transform crisis into lasting progressive change."

Founded in 1975 as a means of uniting the LGBT community and its straight allies within the Democratic Party, the West Hollywood club was the first in the nation, and has become one of the largest and most influential in Los Angeles County.

“As someone who spent so much of my life working for equality in the feminist and LGBT movements, and for social justice across all communities, this endorsement means so much to me," said Osborn. "I am honored and humbled by their support."

Prior to the vote, club members heard testimonials on behalf of the candidates.    Former state Senator Sheila Kuehl described Osborn as “the real thing,” a long-time LGBT activist whose work spanned the district, from the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center to the Liberty Hill Foundation.

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joninla January 21, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Does Torie Osborn have any statement regarding the need for full formal review of the West Hollywood City Council and the public's recent outpouring of anger and frustration at the ongoing misspending of massive funds on bad projects. Without help from a higher level of Government to stop the corruption that is changing our City so drastically and for the worse, the growing sentiments of so many will not be fairly heard and redressed.

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