Ge­or­gia Equal­ity re­leases first round of en­dorse­ments

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Theodore Moore, 48, was shot and killed dur­ing a home in­va­sion on Sept. 25, DeKalb County po­lice say.

Bur­glars forced their way into the home and locked Moore’s hus­band in a closet when Moore re­turned from walk­ing his dog. The house was ran­sacked for more than an hour, and the sus­pects took off with tele­vi­sions in the vic­tim’s car, WSBTV re­ported. The car was later found sev­eral streets away.

Ac­cord­ing to neigh­bors, Moore’s house was tar­geted sev­eral weeks be­fore, prompt­ing him to pur­chase and in­stall se­cu­rity cam­eras. It is be­lieved that those cam­eras caught the killers on film.

One neigh­bor re­mem­bered Moore as the type of man who would give the shirt off his back. He and his hus­band were only mar­ried about two months be­fore the mur­der.

DeKalb County po­lice ask any­one with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion to give them a call. The non-emer­gency line is 678-406-7929.

Ge­or­gia Equal­ity en­dorsed can­di­dates in 20 races that will be voted on Nov. 7 in the metro At­lanta area.

In At­lanta, Cathy Woolard was en­dorsed for mayor and Alex Wan for City Coun­cil pres­i­dent. Court­ney English, Matt West­more­land, Carla Smith, Amir Farokhi, Lil­iana Bakhtiari, Kirk Rich, Howard Shook, Anna Till­man, An­drea Boone and Joyce Shep­erd were the picks for City Coun­cil at-large and posts for dis­tricts 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12. Woolard, Wan, Bakhtiari and Rich are openly LGBT can­di­dates in those races.

For At­lanta School Board, Ge­or­gia Equal­ity en­dorsed Les­lie Grant, Tony Burks, Eshé Collins and Kan­dis Wood Jack­son in dis­tricts 1, 2, 6 and 7.

Ted Clark­ston is the pick for mayor and Laura Hop­kins the open city coun­cil post in Clark­ston, and in Do­rav­ille, coun­cil rec­om­men­da­tions are Joseph Geier­man and Stephe Koontz, both of whom are LGBT.

“The Ge­or­gia Equal­ity Board of Di­rec­tors will is­sue an en­dorse­ment for a can­di­date who we feel is best placed to ad­vance our pol­icy agenda,” the group said in a news re­lease. “The lack of an en­dorse­ment should not nec­es­sar­ily be viewed as a neg­a­tive re­flec­tion of a par­tic­u­lar can­di­date’s views on LGBT is­sues in gen­eral. In some in­stances, the board did not make an en­dorse­ment if there were mul­ti­ple can­di­dates with evenly matched views on LGBT is­sues, or in races where an in­cum­bent was run­ning un­op­posed.”

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