The Board of Directors of Georgia Equality, a political advocacy organization for LGBTQ Georgians and allies, has announced its endorsements for the 2020 state legislative races.
Georgia Equality endorses candidates who they feel are best placed to advance a pro-LGBTQ policy agenda.
“In a time when government competency and transparency are so desperately needed, we are excited to be supporting candidates and incumbents who will bring just that to the State Capitol,” said Jeff Graham, the executive director of Georgia Equality. “Each of these candidates believes in fairness and safety for LGBTQ Georgians, and if elected will work hard to make sure those beliefs become state law.”
Of the endorsed candidates, a number are LGBTQ themselves, including Republican Cody Smith, who is running for Senate District 3. He is the only Republican endorsed by Georgia Equality this election cycle.
A lack of an endorsement from Georgia Equality should not be viewed as a negative reflection of that candidate’s LGBTQ views. Georgia Equality will continue to assess candidates and release additional endorsement until early voting begins May 18.