VINCENT D. FORT has been a state Senator in the Georgia State Senate since 1996. His last years were served as the Democratic Whip.
As a candidate for Mayor of Atlanta, Vincent Fort has been endorsed by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, former Democratic Governor of Georgia Roy Barnes, Atlanta Hip-Hop artist and business owner Michael Render, also known as Killer Mike, as well as 28 local labor unions. His key campaign issues include affordable housing and stopping gentrification in Atlanta, as well as providing two free years of community and technical college to graduates of Atlanta public schools.
He supported Bernie Sanders for President of the United States because, as he said, “After months of looking at Bernie’s record and studying his positions on healthcare, Wall Street, predatory lending and the minimum wage, I came to the conclusion that Bernie’s position on the issues that affect my constituents in Georgia the most conform most closely to my positions.”
Fort has served on committees dealing with the judiciary, education, State institutions and properties, MARTA, appropriations, redistricting and reapportionment. He knows how Atlanta should be run.