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imageVIEW PHOTOS | Atlanta Stonewall Democrats Mixer @ Amsterdam

By now, you’ve figured there’s an election, right? In the build up, Atlanta Stonewall Democrats hoped to make your choices a little easier with a candidate mixer.

They offered up several candidates at the Oct. 20 event, including Joe Martin (state school superintendent, bottom photo), Tim Riley (state Senate District 47) and Shelitha Robertson (Fulton Superior Court). Several incumbents were also on hand, including Fulton County Chair John Eaves, state Sen. Vincent Fort and state Reps. Simone Bell and Rashad Taylor

imageAmsterdam Café hosted the low-key affair, one of a handful of LGBT political events in the days before the election. Stonewall staged the mixer along with the Democratic Party of Georgia. On Oct. 24, Georgia Equality toasted its endorsed candidates and thanked its supporters. The next day, Oct. 25, Georgia’s top Democrats made their pitch to LGBT voters.

Stonewall’s endorsed candidates:

Rep. Georganna Sinkfield, Secretary of State
Sen. Curt Thompson, District 5
Sen. Horacena Tate, District 38
Sen. Vincent Fort, District 39
Gail Davenport, Senate District 44
Tim Riley, Senate District 47
Dan Ledford, House District 14
MJ Bridges, House District 30
imageDavid Wilkerson, House District 33
Maryline Blackburn, House District 34
Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan, District 39
Stacey Evans, District 40
Rep. Sheila Jones, House District 44
Paul Kennedy, House District 46
Rep. Rashad Taylor, District 55
Yasmin Neal, House District 75
Sandy Murray, District 80
Elena Parent, House District 81
Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, District 85
Rep. Billy Mitchell, District 88
Dar’shun Kendrick, District 94
Rep. Pedro Marin, District 96
Porter Deal, District 102
Steffini Bethea, District 106
Fulton County Chair John Eaves
Fulton Commissioner Rob Pitts
Joan Garner, Fulton County Commission
Matt Wilson, Georgia Supreme Court
Courtney Johnson, DeKalb Superior Court
Michael Rothenberg, DeKalb Superior Court
Karlise Yvette Grier, Fulton Superior Court
Chloe Dallaire, Fulton Superior Court
Shelitha Robertson, Fulton Superior Court

Photos by Sher Pruitt

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