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Corey Jackson Elected California’s First Black Openly LGBTQ+ Legislator
Corey Jackson Elected California’s First Black Openly LGBTQ+ Legislator
November 9, 2022 at 10:43 am

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November 9, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (213) 355-3057/MOBILE: (213) 355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Corey Jackson made history in AD 60 this evening, winning his race and becoming the first Black openly LGBTQ+ person elected to serve in the California State Assembly. Jackson faced Republican Hector Diaz-Nava in the overwhelmingly Democratic district encompassing Moreno Valley and Perris and parts of Riverside, Hemet, and San Jacinto. 

Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Tony Hoang:

“Corey is a leading social justice advocate and nonprofit leader who has dedicated his career to combating poverty and violence. He will continue to uplift vulnerable and working-class communities and bring transformational leadership to the State Assembly, and we look forward to working with him as he begins his historic term in office.”

Jackson is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SBX Youth and Family Services, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through mentoring, education, and community organizing.


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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