2009 election run-offs UPDATED: Bell makes history in Georgia, Parker in Houston

by on December 6, 2009  •  In Elections

Simone Bell will become the first African-American lesbian member of a state legislature when she takes office as representative of the 58th Assembly district in Georgia, representing parts of Atlanta. She placed second among five candidates on election day, and then won the Dec. 1 run-off with 56% of the vote.

On December 12, Annise Parker became the first openly gay mayor of a major city, winning a run-off election in Houston.

[This post wraps up the 2009 election night results.]


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