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Thu Dec 1, 2016, 04:15 PM

For the First Time, Georgia Elects Openly Gay Man to State General Assembly

Far from the conniptions over Donald Trump’s election success and Pat McCrory’s less-than-gracious defeat in North Carolina, Georgia has quietly elected the state’s first openly gay male legislator.

Sam Park, the son of Korean immigrants and the only Asian-American representative in Georgia’s upcoming House of Representatives, unseated a three-term incumbent Republican, winning 51 percent of the vote.

Park will represent more than 85 thousand residents in Gwinnett County, the second-most populated county in Georgia.

Sam Park @SamforGeorgia

The final results from the Georgia Secretary of State. My sheepish smile is counteracted by that look of hope on Bee's face...
12:14 PM - 9 Nov 2016

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2016/12/for-the-first-time-georgia-elects-openly-gay-man-to-state-general-assembly/

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