Joe Saunders named a gay candidate to watch by MSNBC

With November coming closer into sight, what better way to embrace Pride Month than by acknowledging the hard work of LGBT politicians across the United States. MSNBC recently released a photo essay titled “12 gay candidates to watch in 2014,” where Florida House District 49, Democratic state Rep. Joe Saunders of Orlando was named onto the list.

Elected in 2012 as one of the first openly gay legislators in Florida, Saunders represents what is better known as the “UCF seat” in the Florida Legislature. Since being appointed, he has introduced the Florida Competitive Workforce Act; acted as a voice for LGBT students and against bullying; fought for rights and benefits for same-sex military spouses; and uplifting the arts and cultural institutions in his district.

Saunders reacted to the article and took to his Facebook account June 24 saying:

“Wow. What an incredible honor to be featured as of one of MSNBC’s ’12 Gay Candidates to Watch in 2014.'”

Click here to read and see the full photo essay and see the other LGBT politicians that are making waves across America.

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