PROJECT Q ATLANTA: Queer candidate Park Cannon wins House race

Queer candidate Park Cannon wins House race

 

First-time queer candidate Park Cannon easily beat a former lawmaker on Tuesday and will soon become the third openly gay member of the Georgia House.

Cannon, 24, raised the most cash in the special election for the District 58 seat and topped two other candidates in the Jan. 19 race. But her margin of victory wasn’t large enough to avoid a runoff.

That came Tuesday and Cannon soundly defeated Ralph Long, 59 percent to 41 percent. Little more than 1,100 votes were …

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PARK CANNON WINS!

We are deeply grateful for your support!

We are ecstatic for this historical win for Park Cannon.

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SAPORTA REPORT: Every Election Matters. Go Vote.

SAPORTA REPORT: Every Election Matters. Go Vote.

A favorite event of voters is to ignore a special election. So it’s no surprise the recent election for state House District 58 barely registered in the hearts and minds of the electorate.

A January three-way race generated a measly 2.78 percent turnout. In a district of 30,162 voters, only 838 took a few minutes out of their day to cast a ballot, excluding provisional ballots – if any.

Park Cannon, the top vote getter, received 47.4 percent – not bad …

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Georgia Federation of Teachers Endorsement!

Our campaign is SO proud to OFFICIALLY announce the FULL endorsement of the Georgia Federation of Teachers! AH-MAZING! As a Georgia public school kid and our next State Representative I’m going to be the strongest possibly ally for our kids’ schools and Georgia teachers.Thank you, GFT!

Georgia Teachers Endorse Park Cannon for House!

(Old Fourth Ward) Today the Georgia Federation of Teachers officially endorsed Park Cannon for Georgia House District 58 in the special election runoff to be heldTuesday, Feb. 16th. The election will decide who will …

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EARLY VOTING BEGINS FEB. 8!

Early voting for District 58 House race to begin Feb. 8

Early voting for the House District 58 runoff will begin Feb. 8.

The runoff pits Park Cannon against Ralph Long III for the seat after neither received a majority of the votes against a third candidate, Kwame Thompson, in the election earlier this month.

They are vying to fill the unexpired term of Simone Bell.

Early voting for District 58 House race to begin Feb. 8 photo
Voters prepare to cast their ballot at Perkerson Park in the Capitol …

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Project Q Atlanta: LGBT candidate wins House race, faces runoff

LGBT candidate wins House race, faces runoff

First-time queer candidate Park Cannon won a special election on Tuesday to replace the LGBT state representative who stepped aside, but her margin of victory wasn’t enough to avoid a runoff.

So Cannon will face former state Rep. Ralph Long in a Feb. 16 runoff for the District 58 seat, meaning the seat remains vacant as lawmakers consider a trio of anti-gay bills during the ongoing legislative session.

Just a handful of votes could have made a difference on Tuesday. A …

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Georgia Voice: It’s Park Cannon vs. Ralph Long in a runoff for the House District 58 seat

It’s Park Cannon vs. Ralph Long in a runoff for the House District 58 seat

It will be another month to find out who’s going to replace Simone Bell in House District 58 as no candidate reached the 50 percent plus one threshold in Tuesday’s special election and it will be headed to a runoff. 24-year-old political newcomer Park Cannon will face off against former state Rep. Ralph Long III on Feb. 16. If elected, Cannon would be the first openly queer person to serve in …

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Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors endorses Park Cannon

Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors endorses Park Cannon

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has endorsed Park Cannon in State House District 58, although noting two areas of disagreement, on cityhood and the role of nuclear power in the nation’s past energy mix.

 

The Special Election is taking place on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

 

Cannon’s questionnaire responses were strong on several issues, including: transparency, adding a voter verifiable paper audit trail for E-voting, public education, medical cannabis, GMO labeling, campaign finance regulation, and …

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Georgia Stonewall Democrats PAC Announces Endorsement of Park Cannon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, January 11, 2016

 

Georgia Stonewall Democrats PAC Announces Our Endorsement of
Park Cannon in the Special Election in Georgia House District 58

Today, Georgia Stonewall Democrats PAC (GSD) announced Park Cannon as its endorsed candidate for the 2016 Special Election in House District 58. Considering the exceptional service of Simone Bell in this seat, it was especially gratifying for us to identify a candidate of Park’s caliber as a successor. This Special Election for State House District 58 will take place on Tuesday, January 19th, …

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Georgia Equality Announces Endorsement in HD 58 Special Election

Georgia Equality Announces Endorsement in HD 58 Special Election

 

“We are humbled and excited to accept the Georgia Equality endorsement because  Georgia Equality is the premier organization dedicated to getting openly lgbtq candidates elected, moving the bar on lgbtq issues, and ensuring equality for all Georgia residents. Beyond that, I have personally been a passionate supporter of Georgia Equality for years. As an out an proud member of the lgbtq community, I am incredibly proud and grateful for their endorsement and support.”

-Park Cannon

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