Park Cannon

Georgia House of Representatives, District 58

Park is one of only three openly LGBTQ women serving in the Georgia House of Representatives

Biography

Park Cannon is running to remain the youngest member of the Georgia House of Representatives. She is excited to represent Midtown, Downtown, and Southwest Atlanta. At the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Representative Cannon said “We need to trust black women!” and will continue to stand up for LGBTQ and minority visibility in the South.

Park is openly queer and a founding member of the Equality Caucus. Additionally, she serves as secretary for the Women’s Caucus and serves on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, the nation’s largest state black caucus as the Chair of Communications. She serves on Insurance and Small Business Development House Committees, City of Atlanta Delegation, Fulton County Delegation, and the Bi-partisan Future Caucus.

Her intersectional understanding says that where you come from and what you have seen along the way matters, as we are made of these experiences. There is not ONE District 58 – there is a rainbow of experiences and needs. There is not ONE Georgia – there is a sea of working families and small businesses that need a voice.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Park will continue to be a powerful voice for LGBTQ women in Georgia

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