Tis the season for political endorsements and Atlanta Stonewall Democrats celebrated theirs on Wednesday with candidates aplenty during an event in Midtown.
On hand during the mixer at Las Margaritas were seven of the eight candidates Stonewall is backing this campaign cycle, along with a handful of other hopefuls looking for support from gay voters.
The group announced in late September that they are backing four gay candidates — Adam Brackman, Steve Brodie, Simone Bell and Kyle Williams — among eight overall candidates in local races. The group also supports Ceasar Mitchell, who is running for Atlanta City Council president, and mayoral candidate Kasim Reed. The mayoral endorsement put Stonewall at odds with Georgia Equality, which is backing Lisa Borders in the race.
In its support of Brodie for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council, Stonewall became the only gay group to pick a candidate in that race, which includes three gay candidates among six overall who seek the Midtown seat. Georgia Equality opted to stay out of the race.
The elections take place Nov. 3.
View the full Project Q Atlanta photo album from the candidate mixer.
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
Photo: Atlanta Stonewall Democrats board members Larry Pellegrini (left) and Tim Cairl.