There are several gay candidates on the ballot on Nov. 6 in addition to Rep. Simone Bell, including Timothy Swiney, running as a Democrat for House District 101; and Tim Riley, running for the State Senate District 47 seat as a Democrat.
Georgia Equality is also working hard to ensure fair-minded candidates are elected or retain their seats in the state legislature to block a Republican stronghold of both the Senate and the House.
Photo: State Rep. Simone Bell (far right) sits with supporters at Manuel’s during the July primary watch party. She faces Republican Earl Cooper on Nov. 6. Bell is endorsed by LGBT advocacy group Georgia Equality. (Photo by Dyana Bagby)