Shoo-ins and blowouts forecast for Georgia races
Openly gay candidate Bob Gibeling, treasurer of the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia, has an uphill battle to fight against incumbent Republican Rep. Beth Beskin. If he’s able to pull out a win, he would become the first openly gay male to be elected to the Georgia legislature—Rashad Taylor was outed while in office and did not win reelection. Beskin is beating Gibeling tenfold in the money race, and there was a noticeable non-endorsement from Georgia Equality in this race. HD54 includes Buckhead and West Midtown.
House District 58
31-year-old gay Atlanta political newcomer Sam Park is running against incumbent state Rep. Valerie Clark in House District 101. (Photo by Patrick Saunders) office when she faces off against Republican truck driver Ralph Nobles in November. For what it’s worth, Waites had raised $4,300 and had $2,200 on hand as of Sept. 30, while Nobles had raised less than $100 and had spent as much.
House District 80