Ken Britt, the Vice Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia’s LGBT Caucus and long time activist, is running for state house.

Project Q Atlanta has an excellent write up that I’d suggest you surf over to.  Here’s a piece of what their story says:

Longtime gay Atlanta politico Ken Britt—a behind-the-scenes player in local campaigns and national LGBT groups—said on Wednesday that he wants to become Georgia’s fifth openly gay member of the state legislature.

Britt said he’s running for the District 56 seat, the Midtown district occupied for more than 20 years by state Rep. Kathy Ashe—a gay-friendly Republican turned Democrat who announced last week that she’s retiring and won’t seek re-election this fall.

“I have been encouraged to run for this office, and I would be honored to serve the people of the 56th District in the Georgia House of Representatives,” Britt said in a prepared statement. “This would be a natural next step for me given my lifelong engagement in local, state and national politics. The new district includes great Atlanta neighborhoods with big plans and big needs. I look forward to using the extensive business experience I acquired working as the executive director of one of the nation’s largest and most respected law firms, as well as the passion of an activist, to make things happen.”

 

4 Responses to Ken Britt Running for State House

  1. Tim says:

    I’m in, go Ken go!

  2. Julianal says:

    Best.News.Ever

    I’m IN!

  3. Peaches says:

    Oh wow! Much appreciated good news today. Ken is awesome!

  4. Steve says:

    I’m incredibly sad that Rep. Ashe is retiring, but I’m elated that Ken Britt is running. Ken Britt is a fantastic person, and will make an incredible State Rep. Though I live outside of his district, I look forward to helping on his campaign!