Washington, D.C. — Today Log Cabin Republicans announced its Board of Directors has issued the first endorsement for its federal political action committee (PAC) for the 2016 election cycle: openly gay United States Senate candidate Chrys Kefalas (R-MD).

“I am honored to have the support and endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans for the U.S. Senate in Maryland,” Kefalas said. “Over the years I’ve been proud to stand alongside the Log Cabin Republicans to fight for free enterprise, equal opportunity, personal freedom and limited government, helping Maryland become the first state in the nation to secure marriage freedom by popular vote. Today, there are far too many neighborhoods in Maryland where opportunity, quality education and good employment are out of reach. With the support of Log Cabin Republicans, I’m confident we can bring the same energy, the same optimism and the same belief in ourselves, which empowered us to make history before, to claim a different, better direction for the people of Maryland and our country.”

“I can think of no better way to kick off our 2016 PAC endorsement cycle than by officially announcing our support for Chrys Kefalas,” Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo stated. “History is on the verge of repeating itself in Maryland, with the common-sense conservative leadership of Mr. Kefalas bound to resonate with the voters of Maryland in the same way Governor Larry Hogan’s message heralded GOP victory in the Free State last year. I look forward to putting both funds and manpower behind Mr. Kefalas in conjunction with Log Cabin Republicans of Maryland as we forge ahead into 2016.”