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Cathy Woolard builds momentum as summer heats up Atlanta mayor’s race

Atlanta mayoral candidate Cathy Woolard picked up a big endorsement from LPAC, a political organization that advocates for LGBTQ women, further highlighting the importance of the mayoral race to the LGBTQ community. If elected, Cathy would become Atlanta’s first openly LGBTQ mayor, and would make the city a leader in the creation of a new, more inclusive South.

She’s got the credentials: Cathy is a former city council president with experience in traffic and economic issues, a record of pushing through major civil rights legislation, and “squeaky clean” ethics at a time of scandal within Atlanta’s City Council.

But with 12 declared candidates in an off-year election, getting Cathy’s message out will be crucial to pulling off a victory for the LGBTQ movement in Atlanta. If no candidate captures more than 50 percent of the vote on Nov. 7, the top two vote-getters head to a runoff in early December.

We need to make sure Cathy is in that runoff and we can capitalize on this exciting opportunity to elect a seasoned LGBTQ leader. Learn more about Cathy here.