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Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
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VICTORY FUND ENDORSES PARK CANNON IN GA SPECIAL ELECTION
Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, Ga. – The Victory Fund, one of the largest and oldest political organizations dedicated to elect LGBT candidates, today notified Park Cannon of their endorsement.
“I am humbled and extremely grateful to receive the Victory Fund endorsement in the Special Election to replace Simone Bell,” said Park Cannon, a Georgia native, a long-time Old Fourth Ward Resident, life-long Democrat, and a woman’s healthcare advocate. “As an open member of the LGBTQ community, seeking to replace an open lesbian in the Georgia House, I fully recognize the historical significance of this race. And while I will work incredibly hard on issues of equality I will fight every day to bring more jobs, better transportation options, and fully fund our kids’ schools.”
Park Cannon was born and raised in Albany Georgia. Her father was a Vietnam veteran and retired Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps. Her mom was a pharmaceutical representative and sometimes stay at home mom. After her parents divorced, Park, her brother, and her mother moved to Brooklyn, NY where Park graduated high school from Poly Prep. Park would go on to graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, with two majors – Hispanic Linguistics and Linguistics – and a minor in women’s and gender studies. After college, Park moved back to Atlanta and the Old Forth Ward. For the past two years she has worked as a woman’s healthcare advocate. Park has been endorsed by the longtime Incumbent, Simone Bell, to take her seat.
Governor Nathan Deal set the special Election to replace Representative Simone Bell for January 19th, 2016.