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Georgia Equality Releases Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries

Ahead of the 2022 primaries happening on May 24, Georgia Equality has released their list of endorsed candidates.

Georgia Equality’s endorsements include not only partisan and local candidates across the state, but judicial ones as well.

“Recent developments from SCOTUS show how important it is to have judges at every level of government that understand the lives of LGBTQ people—that’s one reason why we endorse in judicial races in addition to partisan and local ones,” Jeff Graham, the executive director of Georgia Equality, said in a press release. “It is imperative that LGBTQ Georgians and our allies support and elect officials who are guided by a fundamental belief in equality.”

Georgia Equality’s 2022 endorsements are as follows:

Cobb County Superior Court Judge: Judge Sonja N. Brown

Gwinnett State Court Judge: Erica Dove

Senate District 2: Derek Mallow

Athens County Commissioner District 5: Matt Pulver

Dekalb County Commissioner District 3: Larry Johnson

Fulton County Commissioner District 5: Marvin Arrington, Jr.

Previously Endorsed 2022 Candidates:

Georgia Supreme Court: Justice Verda Colvin

Fulton County Superior Court: Judge Paige Whitaker

Fulton County Superior Court: Judge Shalanda Miller

Gwinnett County Superior Court: Angela Duncan* 

Gwinnett County Superior Court: Judge Tracie Cason

Governor: Stacey Abrams 

Lieutenant Governor: Renitta Shannon*

Secretary of State: Bee Nguyen

Attorney General: Jen Jordan

Insurance Commissioner: Matthew Wilson*

Labor Commissioner:

William Boddie-D

Kartik Bhatt-R

State School Superintendent: Alisha Searcy

Senate District 6: Jason Esteves

Senate District 7: Beth Moore

Senate District 33: Michael Rhett

Senate District 36: Nan Orrock

Senate District 37: Titus Nichols

Senate District 38: Horacena Tate

Senate District 55: Gloria Butler

House District 40: Doug Stoner

House District 43: Solomon Adesanya

House District 50: Michelle Au

House District 51: Ester Panitch

House District 58: Park Cannon*

House District 62: Josh Noblitt*  

House District 74: William Harris

House District 85: Karla Drenner*

House District 86: Imani Barnes*

House District 90: Bentley Hudgins*

House District 97: Ruwa Romman

House District 163: Anne Westbrook 

Athens-Clarke County Commissioner District 7: Allen Jones*

Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Chairman: Robb Pitts

Fulton County Commissioner District 1: Maggie Goldman

Gwinnett County Commissioner District 2: Ben Ku*

Dekalb County Board of Education District 2: Candice McKinley 

Fulton County Board of Education District 6: LaTonya Rogers

Fulton County Board of Education District 7: Dr. Michelle Morancie 

(*) denotes openly LGBTQ candidate 


Election Day is on May 24, but early voting is going on now. You can find polling locations and hours, as well as sample ballots, here.