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imageThe Atlanta Stonewall Democrats want to make it easy for you at the polls on Tuesday. They’ve got a list of endorsed candidates that they recently offered a public toast.

See, some elected officials and hopefuls really do want LGBT votes, a stark contrast to the GOP primary fight for governor.

On June 30, Stonewall toasted its slate of 20 endorsed candidates during a reception at Roxx in Midtown. (One of those picks, state Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (bottom photo), later held her own LGBT event and made an impassioned pitch for support.)

imageSeveral candidates appeared at the event, including state Sen. Vincent Fort (second photo, left), who’s locked in a tough re-election bid against gay-friendly opponent Graham Balch.

Other attendees included lesbian candidate Joan Garner (top photo), who’s seeking the District 6 post on the Fulton County Commission; state Reps. Pete Marin and Sheila Jones; George Sneed (state House, District 65); David Wilkerson (state House, District 33); Curt Thompson (state Senate, District 5); Steffini Bethea (state House, District 106); Eric Christ (state Senate, District 40); Michael Mills (Secretary of State); and Darryl Hicks (Labor Commissioner).

The complete list of Stonewall’s endorsements:

July 20 Democratic Primary
Secretary of State – Michael Mills
Attorney General – Rep. Rob Teilhet
Fulton County Commission District 6 – Joan Garner
State Senate District 39 – Sen. Vincent Fort
State Senate District 44 – Gail Davenport
State House District 14 – Dan Ledford
State House District 33 – David Wilkerson
State House District 39 – Rep. Alisha Thomas-Morgan
State House District 44 – Rep. Sheila Jones
State House District 55 – Rep. Rashad Taylor
State House District 65 – George Sneed
State House District 75 – Yasmin Neal
State House District 80 – Sandy Murray
State House District 96 – Rep. Pedro “Pete” Marin

Nov. 2 General Election
State Senate District 5 – Sen. Curt Thompson
State Senate District 47 – Tim Riley
State House District 30 – Marilyn “MJ” Bridges
State House District 46 – Paul Kennedy
State House District 81 – Elena Parent
State House District 106 – Steffini Bethea

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