Maebe A. Girl is one step closer to making history as the first drag queen elected to Congress.
Maebe A. Girl — who identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns she/her and they/them — made history in April when she was elected to the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.
Maebe A. Girl
According to a search of public records, Maebe A. Girl is the first drag queen elected to public office in the United States.
She appeared on the ballot as Maebe A. Girl and conducts council business as her drag persona.
Drag queen for Congress
In late June, the drag queen announced that she would enter the race and challenge Rep. Adam Schiff, who is in his 10th term, for the 28th Congressional District seat. The district stretches from West Hollywood to the eastern border of Pasadena and from Echo Park to the Angeles National Forest.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Clerk’s Office verified that Maebe A Girl had gathered enough signatures to appear on the ballot for the March 3 election.
Challenging Adam Schiff
She has said she is running against Schiff because “he’s a conservative Democrat and I’m a progressive Democrat.”
Also, Maebe A. Girl shared an article from Truthdig on her Instagram page. In the article, international affairs scholar Stephen Zunes said that Schiff’s record on foreign policy, civil liberties, and human rights has often put him “more in line with Republicans than with liberal Democrats.”
Public servant work
Maebe A. Girl still needs to file her nomination form and pay the filing fee before her name will appear on the ballot.
She was inspired to run for Congress while she campaigned for the neighborhood council seat, she previously told Q Voice News.
“I’ve been inspired by all the people I’ve spoken to who want to see real change and actual representation in government,” she said. “I want to do as much as possible for both my local community and the nation at large.”