Three openly LGBTQ candidates for office received endorsements from the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee this week: Rue Landau for City Council at-large, and Wade Albert and Chesley Lightsey for judge. The endorsements, which are voted on by City Committee’s policy committee and ensure that candidates appear on the election ballots of city ward leaders, are often seen as an important steppingstone to winning the Democratic primary. In 2019, all five endorsed candidates for Council at-large won election.