Milton City Council member Alan Tart, who is gay and lives in the North Fulton city with his partner and daughter, will face Lance Large on the November ballot for the council's District 6 seat.

The election is set for Nov. 8, 2011. The official qualifying period for candidates began Monday and ended Friday afternoon.

Gay Milton City Council member faces reelection challenge

Tart, who is seeking his second term on the council, has been open about his family during his previous campaign and in his biography on the Milton City Council website, but was not known to gay political groups until earlier this summer.

“I wanted people to know that I was a man running for council and happened to be gay, and proud to be gay … I knew from the onset that I did not want to hide who I was. I’m proud of who I am. But I did not want sexuality to be at the forefront of the job,” Tart told the GA Voice in an interview in June.

In an interview in August after he announced his intent to seek reelection, Tart said he did not plan to seek the endorsement of gay political groups or “any non-Milton citizen associations, developers, political parties, or political action groups.”

Tart’s campaign is online here.

Large’s campaign is online here.