Election ’07: The other race on Tuesday made history

10.11.2007 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Howard Bayless photoWith all of the attention focused on Tuesday’s mayoral election results, very few people have been talking about the other race that occurred that evening – the one for the vacant city board of education seat in District 3.

When Howard Bayless won the seat on Tuesday evening, defeating Earnest Lumpkin (click here to view the unofficial vote totals), he became the first openly gay male to win an elected office in the state of Alabama. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund currently has this story on the front page of its website. The news is appearing on other sites throughout the country, including this post on PageOneQ.

As Danny said yesterday, this is not your father’s Alabama anymore.

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