Two Gay Candidates Win Delaware Primaries

If elected in November, Andy Staton and Marie Mayor would be the state's first out legislators.

BY Sunnivie Brydum

September 12 2012 2:10 PM ET

Andy Staton, left, and Marie Mayor.

Two LGBT state legislative candidates won their primaries in Delaware Tuesday, the Washington Blade reports. If they go on to win the general election in November, Andy Staton and Marie Mayor would be the first out LGBT legislators in Delaware.

Staton, a gay Rehoboth Beach real estate agent, won his Democratic primary with 58.1% of the vote. Mayor, a Milton Democrat and a lesbian, won her primary election with twice as many votes as her closest challenger.

Both Staton and Mayor have Republican challengers in the general election. Mayor will face Stephen Smyk and Staton will face Ernesto Lopez. 

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