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Chris Anderson Wins City Council Bid, is Chattanooga, Tennessee's First Openly Gay Official

Chris_andersonChris Anderson, a candidate for City Council District 7 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has won his election, making history as the first openly gay candidate to be elected there, the Victory Fund reports:

The lifelong Chattanooga resident has been active in Democratic politics and area community groups for years, once serving as the national executive vice president of the Young Democrats of America.

“We are thrilled for Chris and for the people of Chattanooga, who will benefit from his passion, drive and leadership skills.  This is also a huge victory for the LGBT community in southeast Tennessee, who finally have an authentic voice for equality in government,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund.


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  1. Congratulations Mr Anderson. One more sign of how the times they are a changing.

    Posted by: andrew | Mar 6, 2013 8:36:56 AM

  2. YAY! What good news to wake up to! My partner and I are about to close on a house in his district :)

    Posted by: Chrisme | Mar 6, 2013 8:49:28 AM

  3. Great news!

    Posted by: RHR IN TN | Mar 6, 2013 9:08:45 AM

  4. This is where the meaningful work is being done: at the hometown level.

    I haven't been to Chattanooga in about 25 years, but unless something has changed dramatically, this is a pretty big deal and a major accomplishment.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 6, 2013 11:10:00 AM

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