After announcing their 2020 general Senate and House endorsements, the Board of Directors of Georgia Equality, the state’s largest political advocacy organization for LGBTQ Georgians and our allies, has announced its endorsements in upcoming municipal General Election races.
“What we know from our work to protect people from discrimination and to decriminalize HIV is that local elections matter,” said Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality. “This year, it is more important than ever that we support local candidates and incumbents that believe in equality and safety for all LGBTQ Georgians.”
The municipal endorsements are as follows:
Athens-Clarke County District Attorney: Deborah Gonzalez
Athens-Clarke County Sherriff: John Q. Williams
Cobb County Commission Chair: Lisa Cupid
Cobb County Commission, District 4: Jerica Richardson
Cobb County District Attorney: Flynn D. Broady Jr.
Cobb County Sherriff: Craig Owens
Chatham County Commission Chair: Jason Buelterman
Chatham County District Attorney: Meg Daly Heap
DeKalb County Commission, District 1: Robert Patrick
Fulton County Commission, District 2: Justin Holsomback*
Fulton County Commission, District 4: Natalie Hall
Gwinnett County Commission Chair: Nicole Love
Gwinnett County Sherriff: Keybo Taylor
State Senate District 39: Sonya Halpern
Mayor of Clarkston: YT Bell
The Georgia Equality Board of Directors issue endorsements for candidates who they feel is best placed to advance their policy agenda. The lack of an endorsement should not necessarily be viewed as a negative reflection of a particular candidate’s views on LGBTQ issues in general. Learn more about Georgia Equality’s full list of endorsed candidates here.
Key Election Dates:
Absentee Ballots began sending on: September 15, 2020 (request an absentee ballot here)
Advance In-Person (Early) Voting begins: October 12
State-wide Saturday voting: October 24
Election Day: November 3
All Georgians should visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page to register to vote, double check that your voter registration is correct, and view absentee voting information.