Georgia Equality chose to sit out the race for Secretary of State, as the job does not deal directly with LGBT-specific issues. Atlanta Stonewall Democrats endorsed Michael Mills, although Gail Buckner and Gary Horlacher also applied.
Mills was the only candidate to return the Georgia Voice survey. He said he would publicly support a broad range of LGBT issues, but stopped short of full marriage rights, backing civil unions for gay couples instead.
Gail Buckner Occupation: Communications Marketing Residence: Jonesboro, GA Website: www.gailforgeorgia.com • Applied for but did not receive the Atlanta Stonewall Democrats endorsement. • As a member of Georgia Senate, voted for the state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Gary Horlacher Occupation: Attorney Residence: Peachtree City, GA Website: www.garyforsecretary.com • Applied for but did not receive the Atlanta Stonewall Democrats endorsement.
Michael Mills Occupation: Public Relations Consultant Residence: Atlanta, GA Website: www.michaelmills2010.com • Endorsed by Atlanta Stonewall Democrats • Attended Georgia Equality’s Evening for Equality • On the Georgia Voice survey, said he would publicly support gay and trangender-inclusive hate crimes and statewide non-discrimination laws, domestic partner benefits for state workers, a repeal of the state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and a law to clarify that sexual orientation should not be a basis for adoption decisions.
Georganna Sinkfield Occupation: Real Estate Sales Residence: Atlanta, GA Website: www.sinkfield2010.com • As a member of the Georgia House, voted against the state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and against a bill to prevent cities from requiring private businesses to offer domestic partner benefits to be eligible for city contracts.
Brian Kemp Occupation: Small Business Owner Residence: Athens, GA Website: www.KempMeansBusiness.com • As a member of Georgia Senate, voted for state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Doug MacGinnitie Party: Republican Occupation: Businessman Residence: Sandy Springs, GA Website: www.macginnitie.org • Christian conservative and arch gay rights opponent Sadie Fields is consulting for him.