Adam Brackman gets Victory Fund nod

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imageA gay candidate for the Atlanta City Council picked up the endorsement of a national gay organization that could provide a boost to his campaign.

Adam Brackman, one of seven candidates for the Post 1 At Large seat on the council, announced the nod from the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund late Monday. Brackman, a delivery project executive for IBM, is the only openly gay candidate for the position and one of at least four gay candidates running for council seats this year. Brackman entered the race May 22 with a pledge to address public safety issues and city finances.

“The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund’s endorsement of my candidacy speaks to the importance of giving our community a stronger voice in the City and in the Atlanta City Council,” Brackman says in an announcement about the endorsement. “As a community minded individual and with my work for IBM, I’ve developed the skills to unite diverse populations. I will work hard to do that for the entire city of Atlanta, so that we can move forward as a united community.”

The Victory Fund has also endorsed Kyle Williams, a gay attorney running for the Decatur City Commission. It was one of three key endorsements his campaign received recently.

A Victory Fund endorsement beings national attention to candidates and access to the deep pockets of gay and lesbian donors.

“The Victory Fund is committed to matching qualified,well-prepared candidates with committed donors, allowing gays and lesbians to move from having a stake in policy to actually making policy,” Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund, says in a press release. “Adam Brackman can make a difference for the community of Atlanta and for the LGBT population by serving on the Atlanta City Council.”

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