The gay political
group Log Cabin Republicans on Monday named Patrick
Sammon as the organization's new president. Sammon,
who has been serving as interim president following
the departure of Patrick Guerriero earlier this year,
also will serve as president of the Liberty Education Forum,
a nonpartisan educational foundation that is
associated with Log Cabin.
"I'm humbled and honored to be leading Log
Cabin Republicans during this important time,"
Sammon said in a statement. "Log Cabin's
mission is more important than ever before. I will
provide a strong voice for those in our party who
believe the GOP can return to power by pursuing a unifying
and inclusive conservative agenda that attracts voters from
both the center and the right."
drew high praise from Joe Solmonese, president of the gay
rights group Human Rights Campaign. "During his time as
interim president of Log Cabin Republicans and
previously as vice president of the Liberty Education
Forum, Patrick has established a reputation as a
dedicated advocate and valued partner in our struggle for
equality," Solmonese said in a statement. "We look
forward to continuing a great relationship with
Patrick. As we enter a new session of Congress, it
will be vital to seek out bipartisan support for our
community's top legislative agenda items, and
Patrick's leadership will be essential to those
national board chairman Tim Schoeffler said the
group interviewed many highly qualified people but that
at the end of the day it became clear Sammon was the
best person for this job. "Over the past three
years, we've come to know and appreciate his work for
this organization," he said. "We know Patrick will do
an excellent job." (The Advocate)
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