Since she won a special election, however, Simone will need to hang on to that seat for a full term in order to have time to fight for the causes she believes in, including access to affordable healthcare, fighting HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, safe schools for all children and LGBT equality. Since Simone represents areas of Atlanta with a high concentration of LGBT residents, she will be unafraid to speak up on the House floor.
Simone’s tireless community activism and policy expertise earned her the support of a variety of local politicians, including Georgia state Rep. Margaret Kaiser.
She’s been a Fulton County resident since the 1970s, where she helped revitalize and preserve the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic District.
For more info on LGBTQ candidates running in Georgia, please visit the Victory Fund.