Oregon democrat is first transgender woman elected to the Democratic National Committee

The Statesman Journal
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January 10, 2013

Laura Calvo, the Treasurer of the Democratic Party of Oregon, recently became the first transgender woman elected to the Democratic National Committee. “Everyone who’s worked with Laura Calvo knows what I know – she’s a superstar,” Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon Meredith Wood Smith said in a statement. “We couldn’t be prouder to have her represent the Democratic Party of Oregon as a member of the Democratic National Committee.” She was one of three members from Oregon elected to the committee at the Party’s State Central Committee meeting on Dec. 9, according to a press release from the party on Wednesday. Calvo, a former paramedic and sheriff’s deputy, has also served as the Treasurer of the Party's LGBT Caucus, Treasurer of the Multnomah County Democrats and board member of the National Stonewall Democrats.