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First-time candidate Park Cannon heads into runoff

This week marked Victory’s first win of 2016, as Park Cannon earned the most votes in the special primary election to replace Rep. Simone Bell in the Georgia state House. Park now heads into a runoff election on February 16.
Despite getting 47% of the vote in Tuesday’s election, Park needs to win a 50-percent-plus-one majority in order to win Simone’s seat. In this extremely close race, only 23 more votes would have pushed Park over that margin.
This is a crucial time for LGBTQ equality, with 3 proposed anti-gay bills coming before the state House in the upcoming months. The latest of which would, “allow government employees to disregard federal law and deny services to legally married same-sex couples and their families,” according to The Georgia Voice.
Georgia needs Park at this crucial time, and we all need her leadership during this fight for equality across the country. In an interview last December, Park promised to continue fighting for LGBTQ equality, should she be elected.
“As a person who is outspoken about myself and outspoken about my truth, I hope to bring healing to people,” Park said. “I hope to bring excitement to our community who is marginalized and underrepresented.”
Park is sure to perform well in February’s runoff, having already outraised her opponents in Tuesday’s election by far. Park’s campaign reported raising nearly $18,000 during the special election.

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