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|Openly gay Savannah city council candidate endorsed by Georgia Equality|
|Written by Dyana Bagby|
|Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:44|
Georgia Equality is hosting a reception for openly gay Savannah City Council candidate Pam Miller on May 6.
Miller, who is endorsed by Georgia Equality, would be the first openly gay Savannah elected official and the first openly gay elected official outside metro Atlanta, Georgia Equality states in a press release. Georgia Equality is the state's largest LGBT advocacy organization in the state.
Hosts for the reception are Georgia's only openly gay state Reps. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) and Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) as well as Mayor Pro-Tem Kathie deNobriga of the city of Pine Lake.
The reception will be Friday, May 6, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cowtippers.
Miller announced her candidacy on April 19. She is the president of the Kensington Park Association and is running for the council's District 4 seat.
Miller was co-chair of First City Network, Georgia oldest LGBT organization, and also co-founded the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police and Gay Community Collaborative.
She was also the first person to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Savannah Pride.
The city of Savannah will hold municipal elections on Nov. 8. Miller is running against incumbent Mary Ellen Sprague.
Miller said before she officially announced she was running that it was time for Savannah to have openly gay elected officials.
“I’m running first and foremost because I believe the citizens of Savannah deserve a leader that is committed to making sure every resident is given the same opportunity to live safely and happily in their neighborhood,” Miller said. “Because Savannah is so diverse, and because we welcome that diversity, I also think it’s time that an openly gay person be elected to office.”
The election will be held Nov. 8.
Top photo: Pam Miller is running as an openly gay candidate for Savannah City Council. (via Facebook)
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