Georgia Equality backs five more for Nov. 3

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imageIn the race for public office, every little bit helps. So a plug from statewide gay rights group Georgia Equality can provide a nice boost in the home stretch of the campaign season.

At least that’s the hope of a handful of candidates in four cities in metro Atlanta. They rose to the top in the latest round of endorsements from Georgia Equality on Tuesday.

The group’s board backed two gay candidates — Eric Morrow and Kenneth DeLeon (photo), both in East Point — and four others, including Shelitha Robertson for Post 3 At-Large on the Atlanta City Council, Rosemarie Nelson for Clarkston mayor and Megan Pulsts for Pine Lake City Council.

DeLeon jumped into the race for the At-Large Ward C seat on the East Point City Council late last month, joining Eric Morrow as gay candidates in the metro Atlanta city. Morrow is running for the At-Large Ward B seat.

In Pine Lake, Georgia Equality backed Pulsts, who is one of four candidates for three spots on the city council. Voters in the small DeKalb County town select three of the four candidates on the ballot, which includes lesbian incumbents Kathie deNobriga and Melanie Hammet. But deNobriga and Hammet did not seek an endorsement from Georgia Equality, according to Jeff Graham, the group’s executive director.

In Clarkston, Graham says Nelson helped lead the effort on the city council earlier this year to include sexual orientation and gender identity in the city’s non-discrimination ordinance.

Late last month, Georgia Equality issued a round of endorsements that included Lisa Borders for Atlanta mayor and gay candidates Adam Brackman, Kyle Williams and Brian Bates. The group stopped short of backing a candidate in the District 6 race for Atlanta City Council, which includes three gay men among six overall candidates.

Georgia Equality endorsements



Simone Bell: state House District 58
Lisa Borders: City of Atlanta – Mayor
Ceasar Mitchel: Atlanta City Council – President
Adam Brackman: Atlanta City Council – Post 1 At-Large
Amir Farokhi: Atlanta City Council – Post 2 At-Large
Shelitha Robertson: Atlanta City Council – Post 3 At-Large
Carla Smith: Atlanta City Council – District 1
Kwanza Hall: Atlanta City Council – District 2
Felicia Moore: Atlanta City Council – District 9
Joyce Sheperd: Atlanta City Council – District 12
Rosemarie Nelson: City of Clarkston – Mayor
Kyle Williams: Decatur City Commission – District 2
Brian Bates: Doraville City Council – District 2
Eric Morrow: East Point City Council At-Large Ward B
Kenneth DeLeon: East Point City Council At-Large Ward C
Megan Pulsts: Pine Lake City Council

Atlanta Stonewall Democrats endorsements



Simone Bell: state House District 58
Kasim Reed: City of Atlanta – Mayor
Ceasar Mitchel: Atlanta City Council – President
Adam Brackman: Atlanta City Council – Post 1 At-Large
Aaron Watson: Atlanta City Council – Post 2 At-Large
LaShawn Hoffman: Atlanta City Council – District 4
Steve Brodie: Atlanta City Council – District 6
Kyle Williams: Decatur City Commission – District 2

Georgia Log Cabin Republicans endorsements



Ceasar Mitchel: Atlanta City Council – President
Adam Brackman: Atlanta City Council – Post 1 At-Large
Amir Farokhi: Atlanta City Council – Post 2 At-Large

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