Georgia Equality chose not to endorse in the hotly contested race involving the state legislature's fourth openly gay member, Rep. Rashad Taylor, who thanks to Republican-controlled redistricting is pitted for reelection against fellow Democrat Rep. Pat Gardner, a longtime LGBT rights ally.
Georgia Equality also chose to endorse incumbent gay rights ally Rep. Margaret Kaiser over openly gay challenger William Phelps in that Democratic primary race.
Georgia Equality announces endorsements for July 31 primary
The LGBT political group did not issue primary endorsements in two other state legislative races that include openly gay challengers: House District 101, where Timothy Swiney faces Republic incumbent Valerie Clark, and the open Senate District 47 seat, where gay Democrat Tim Riley will face three Republican challengers.
Georgia Equality has not considered those races for endorsements yet because Swiney and Riley do not face opponents in the primary, said GE Executive Director Jeff Graham.
For more on the endorsed candidates, visit Georgia Equality’s election guide.
HD 39 – Alisha Thomas Morgan HD 41 – Justin O’Dell HD 53 – Sheila Jones HD 56 – Ken Britt HD 58 – Simone Bell HD 59 – Margaret Kaiser HD 60 – Keisha Waites HD 85 – Karla Drenner HD 62 – Marvin Arrington, Jr HD 63 – TJ Copeland HD 76 – Sandra Scott HD 93 – Dar’shun Kendrick HD 105 – Renita Hamilton HD 113 – Pam Dickerson HD 118 – Spencer Frye HD 139 – Michael Dinkins
SD 44 – Gail Buckner
Republican Primary HD 97 – Robert McClure
Non-Partisan Races Fulton County State Court – Jane Morrison Fulton County Superior Court – Clarence Johnson Fulton County Solicitor – Teri Walker DeKalb State Court – Dax Lopez Ogeechee Circuit District Attorney – Richard Mallard Rockdale Superior Court – Gary Washington