Doraville’s gay GOP incumbent loses to challenger in city council race

In a message he sent out on Twitter around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, he stated the following:


Although Bates’  loss as an openly gay candidate comes as a disappointment to many, O’Connor has confirmed she is supportive of LGBT equality and equal marriage rights.

On a positive note, there was no mudslinging between the two during the campaign.

In an interview with GAVO in September she stated had nothing against Bates whatsoever.

“It’s not that I don’t think he hasn’t done a good job, but I’m willing to put all the time necessary into
it,” she said.