Geri Delevich, a New Hope community member who has been on Borough Council for 18 years, is now running for mayor of the notoriously LGBT-friendly Bucks County town, reports Jeremy Rodriguez for Philly Gay News.
Delevich was on the ballot yesterday as a democrat, unopposed. She will face Republican incumbent Larry Keller in November.
Throughout her 40 years of living in New Hope, Geri Delevich has championed a number of LGBT+ rights issues, including backing a recently passed protection of transgender students, a 2002 LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, and helping revive the school district’s Gay-Straight Alliance.
“I was happy to participate in such movements for our area and such protections for people’s rights,” Delevich told PGN. “I am proud that I was able to do that. I feel that members of the community can feel safer here.”
“I am proud that I was able to do that. I feel that members of the community can feel safer here.”
Delevich was also an executive producer of Embrace You, a documentary about diversity New Hope.
To find out more about Geri Delevich, visit www.geriformayor.com
Read the full story about Geri Delevich’s upcoming mayoral run at Philly Gay News.
Originally posted to OUTWORD.Today on 5/17/2017