Tim Riley focused on Georgia Senate
Tim Riley, a gay Democrat, is looking to blaze a new trail in his largely rural district in North Georgia. He’s running for the state Senate and if successful, will become only the second openly gay member of the Georgia General Assembly.
A candidate for the District 47 seat in the Georgia Senate, Riley has been quietly running as an openly gay man and said it hasn’t been an issue in his largely rural district. Senate District 47 includes half of Athens/Clarke County and large swaths of the surrounding countryside, including the small towns of Jackson and Madison.
“To be honest with you, no one is fighting me on gay issues, and I think finally, finally we are opening up,” Riley said. “I’m just very hopeful that the tide is changing slowly but surely.”
Riley is running against Ralph Hudgens, the Republican incumbent, on the Nov. 4 ballot.
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