Former Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez is joining the Board of Directors of GOProud, a national organization for gay conservatives and their allies, the group announced Tuesday.
Last month, Gomez lost to Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., in the Massachusetts special election to fill the seat previously held by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Gomez, an investment banker and former Navy SEAL, said in a statement that he is honored to join the board of GOProud.
"I'm looking forward to working with the rest of the GOProud board and staff, reaching out to young voters, conservative activists and lawmakers with our message of free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility," Gomez said.
He added, "I often said during my campaign that I did not support any type of discrimination and groups like GOProud are important, now more than ever, as we expand the conservative movement."
Lisa De Pasquale, Chairman of GOProud's Board, said Gomez' experience as a candidate and activist will be invaluable to the organization as it continues to grow and expand its outreach programs.
GOProud describes itself as a national organization of gay and straight Americans who seek to promote freedom by supporting free markets, limited government, and a respect for individual rights.
The move by Gomez to join GOProud's Board is seen as part of an effort to stay active in politics, and the Boston Globe reported that he is considering another run for office.
by RTT Staff Writer
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