THE 2018 General ELECTION IS NOVEMBER 6, 2016
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Monday May 7, 2018
Having received a record number of applications, Georgia Stonewall Democrats is pleased to see the commitment to LGBTQ equality exhibited by so many candidates seeking state and local offices. Like all voters, we had some tough choices to make.
In many instances these are people we’ve interacted with for years, in numerous different environments. This cycle we are being introduced to new candidates who have shared their desire to offer themselves forward for public service. We welcome their passion and look forward to working with these future leaders.
Since 2006, Stonewall Democrats has been reviewing applications for endorsement for local and state leaders. Striving to take in a well-rounded picture of policies and issues, we question candidates for public office on a variety of issues like equality, HIV funding & treatment, reproductive justice and many other areas affecting our cities and state.
Governor – Stacey Abrams
Lt. Governor – Sarah Riggs Amico
Attorney General – Charlie Bailey
Commissioner of Insurance – Cindy Zeldin
Commissioner of Labor – Fred Quinn
PSC District 3 – Lindy Miller
PSC District 5 – Dawn Randolph
Georgia State Senate:
SS#14 Rachel Kinsey
SS#21 Nicole Bremmer Nash – NEW!
SS#40 Sally Harrell -NEW!
SS#41 Steve Henson
SS#48 Zahra Karinshak
Georgia State House:
HD#21 Melanie Whitfield -NEW!
HD#23 Adam Wynn
HD#34 Matt Southwell
HD#39 Erica Thomas
HD#40 Erick Allen
HD#42 Terri Anulewicz
HD#43 Luisa Wakeman- NEW!
HD#45 Essence Johnson
HD#54 Betsy Holland
HD#79 Mike Wilensky
HD#80 Mathew Wilson
HD#81 Scott Holcomb
HD#94 Karen Bennett – NEW!
HD#109 Regina Lewis-Ward
Cobb District #3 Caroline Holko
Gwinnett District #2 Ben Ku – NEW!
Our endorsement application is on our website, any candidates who would still like to seek our endorsement for either the Primary or General are welcome to submit it. We will consider additional endorsements on a rolling basis.
Press Inquires: Contact: Juliana Illari (770-314-4776)
Earlier Endorsed Candidates:
Georgia State House of Representatives:
David Wilkerson for State Representative District 38
Sheila Jones for State Representative District 53
“Able” Mable Thomas for State Representative District 56
Pat Gardner for State Representative District 57
Park Cannon for State Representative District 58
Sandra Scott for State Representative District 76
Karla Drenner for State Representative District 85
Michele Henson for State Representative District 86
Billy Mitchell for State Representative District 88
Bee Nguyen for State House Representative District 89
Dar’shun Kendrick for State Representative District 93
Pedro Marin for State Representative District 96
Brenda Lopez for State House Representative District 99
Pam Dickerson for State Representative District 113
Spencer Frye for State Representative District 118
Jonathan Wallace for State Representative District 119
Georgia State Senate:
Curt Thompson for State Senate District 5
Jen Jordan District 6
Harold Jones for State Senate District 22
Nan Orrock for State Senate District 36
Nikema Williams for State Senate District 39
Horacena Tate for State Senate District 38
Gail Davenport for State Senate District 44
**Georgia Stonewall Democrats can only consider endorsement for candidates who apply. No inference should be made for Democratic candidates not listed.
Georgia Stonewall Democrats (GSD) is Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally Democratic community. As LGBTQ and ally Democrats, we have a unique and critically important role to play in our community’s struggle for equality. We are working to make progress within our Party on issues important to our community, to inform the LGBTQ community about the differences between the political Parties, and to elect Equality-minded Democrats to public office.