Ahmad Zahra, Fullerton City Council, Fullerton, Calif.
A "rainbow wave" definitely crashed over America earlier this month, with dozens of LGBTQ candidates winning seats in the U.S. House and Senate, state legislatures, and local offices. Over 150 queer candidates endorsed by the Victory Fund were elected and will be running things come January. Meet this amazing crop of officials and visit Victory Fund's website to see how you can help LGBTQ candidates in 2019 and 2020. Above: Ahmad Zahra, elected to the Fullerton City Council, Fullerton, Calif.