Georgia Equality, the statewide gay rights group, issued endorsements today in a handful of state legislative races.

The Georgia Equality board of directors has voted to endorse candidates in 11 general election races. Endorsements fell into two categories: Good Incumbents and Candidates for a Fair Majority. The former category is made up of incumbents facing challengers where the incumbent has demonstrated his or her commitment to the LGBT community through votes or involvement. Candidates for a Fair Majority endorsed candidates are candidates running in open seats or against incumbents who are not supportive of the LGBT community.

The group says it will announce judicial endorsements on Oct. 15.

Good Incumbents
Dist. 42—David Adelman
Dist. 39—Alisha Thomas Morgan
Dist. 44—Sheila Jones
Dist. 80—Mike Jacobs
Dist. 81—Jill Chambers
Dist. 85—Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
Dist. 96—Pedro Marin
Dist. 132—Calvin Smyre
Fair Majority Candidates

Dist. 7 – Tim Riley
Dist. 35 – Jason Adams
Dist. 45 – RuthE Levy