Kecia Cunningham, who in 1999 became Georgia's first African-American openly gay elected official, is unopposed in her bid for another four-year term on the Decatur City Commission.

Gay Decatur City Commissioner unopposed for reelection

Cunningham represents District 2, Post B, on the nonpartisan commission in the gay-popular Atlanta suburb. The official candidate qualifying period for November’s election began on Monday and ended Friday afternoon.

No candidates qualified to run against Cunningham, according to a post by Decatur Metro. During her time on the commission, Cunningham was a leading proponent of the city adopting a domestic partner benefits policy for its employees.

There are currently at least 12 openly gay elected officials serving in Georgia, including three other African-Americans: State Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta), Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner and State Rep. Rashad Taylor (D-Atlanta).