6. State Senate District 6 candidate Jaha Howard
Georgia Voice broke the story in October of Jaha Howard’s anti-LGBT, misogynistic stances via posts on the candidate’s Facebook page. Said posts and links advertised Howard’s hardline biblical belief that women should only teach other women. He also shared a post about the homosexual “agenda” in education. His campaign manager resigned after the news went public.
Howard apologized, but then proceeded to reaffirm the same controversial beliefs in the ensuing comment thread — that being gay is a sin, it may be a choice and women do not belong on the pulpit.
He lost in the Dec. 5 runoff against attorney (and fellow Democrat) Jen Jordan in state Senate District 6, which covers parts of Northwest Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Smyrna and Vinings.
5. State Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick)