Image via Antonio Brown’s Campaign.
Antonio Brown has been elected to the Atlanta City Council, filling the vacancy left after Ivory Young Jr. passed away in November 2018.
Brown received 53 percent of the ballots cast in the special election held last month, according to council materials and will be representing Atlanta’s district 3. As entrepreneur, Brown vowed to be a small business advocate and strengthen job-readiness throughout the city during his campaign.
Project Q Atlanta reports Brown’s surprise victory over Atlanta Public Schools board member and front runner Byron Amos makes him the first-ever black, openly LGBTQ member of the council.
Annise Parker, president and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, lauded Brown’s win.
“His victory is important not just for Atlanta but for all of Georgia — a state where discrimination against LGBTQ people remains legal and anti-equality legislators continue to push policies that harm our community,” she said in a press release. “The Atlanta City Council has a proud history of LGBTQ council members, but for more than a year we have had no LGBTQ voice on the council. Thanks to Antonio, we are back.”
The victory fund raised $3,000 for brown, Project Q reports.
“As president of the Atlanta City Council, I welcome Mr. Brown as the city’s new District 3 council member,” City Council President Felicia Moore said in a statement. “Thank you to Atlanta’s District 3 residents for your patience and engagement throughout the electoral process. The council looks forward to conducting business on behalf of the city again with complete citywide representation.”