ATLANTA—Atlanta City Council District 4 candidate Jason Dozier has earned the official support of Georgia Stonewall Democrats. Georgia Stonewall Democrats is Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally Democratic community.
“[We] are pleased to see the commitment to LGBTQ equality exhibited by so many candidates for local office this cycle,” said Juliana Illari, Secretary of the Georgia Stonewall Democrats. “We are clearly looking at the future… [as these] endorsements reflect credible candidates with long histories of leadership, elected or within their communities.”
Dozier is no stranger to LGBTQ community issues, and as an avid supporter and ally, he believes the city should work to build welcoming and diverse communities.
“I believe that Atlanta must remain committed as a beacon of tolerance and inclusion in light of the hostilities expressed towards LGBT, immigrant, and racial minority communities across our state,” Dozier said. “As state leaders pledge energy and resources to implement RFRA and other discriminatory legislation, we must reaffirm our commitment towards nondiscrimination and diversity.”
The Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorsement is the latest that Jason Dozier has received. Dozier has also been endorsed by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1644, Atlanta Professional Firefighters (APF) Local 134, International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) Local 623, and the Professional Association of City Employees.
About Jason Dozier
Jason served as a reconnaissance officer in the United States Army for six years where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal resulting from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is a proud combat veteran who remains active in several veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans for American Ideals. Jason also works as a director at Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit empowering veterans and military spouses to find employment after transitioning from their time in service.