Gay former teacher running for Atlanta School Board
Charlie Stadtlander, a former teacher, business owner and LGBT advocate wants to represent District 3 for the Atlanta Board of Education. Stadtlander ran for the seat in 2009 and lost by a narrow margin.
He announced a platform of six issues: reducing property taxes, fiscal responsibility, bullying awareness, accountability, quality of education and student support.
“We have a moral obligation to provide a world-class Atlanta education system, while ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely,” Stadtlander said in a news release. “Only then will we be able to provide the high quality of education and welcoming learning environment that all students deserve.”
Stadtlander made news in 2012 after he formed tasks forces of LGBT activists to discuss the financial situation at the now-defunct YouthPride organization, which was later replaced by JustUsATL. He also was the person to start a Facebook page aimed at Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed after President Obama announced his support of gay marriage: “Mayor Reed, It’s Time to Evolve on Marriage Equality.”
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