Washington, D.C. — The Log Cabin Republicans National Board of Directors has chartered new local Chapters in Iowa and Central Florida, bringing the total grassroots base of the organization to 25 states and the District of Columbia.

“Momentum continues to build for our grassroots network as we catapult toward 2016,” Log Cabin Republicans National Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo stated. “With the resurgence of our organization in the all-important caucus state of Iowa as well as continued growth in the pivotal state of Florida, Log Cabin Republicans has laid the groundwork to play an influential role in the upcoming election cycle.”

“As Republicans who believe in equality under the law for all, free markets, individual liberty, limited government, and a strong national defense, I am excited to bring together all Iowa LGBT Republicans to make a more welcoming party that builds a strong Iowa and an even stronger country,” Log Cabin Republicans of Iowa Chapter Leader Richard Dedor said. “We are getting started now to help mobilize and begin the important conversations that will happen in Iowa over the next 18 months.”

“As a longtime LCR Chapter Leader in New York, I’m excited to grow Log Cabin Republicans in the Sunshine State,” Log Cabin Republicans of Central Florida Chapter Leader Gerard Gershonowitz said. “We’re looking forward to building relationships and moving ahead so that every Floridian is treated equally.”