Georgia Equality releases first round of endorsements
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.”