SDAC Endorse Craig Lowe for Mayor of Gainesville, FL

The Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County endorse Craig Lowe to become the next Mayor of Gainesville, Florida.

Through his work with the Human Rights Council of North Central Florida, with the Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County, as Chair of Equality is Gainesville’s Business, as Chair of the City of Gainesville’s Equal Opportunity Committee, and as a Gainesville City Commissioner, Craig has worked hard to improve the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens of Gainesville, most recently including advancement of legislation that dramatically increased legal protections for the transgender community.

As a result of his efforts, vicious and homophobic smear tactics have targeted his campaign. We would like to recognize and thank mayoral candidate Monica Cooper who has spoken out against this “fear based appeal” and “strongly opposes the false portrayal of facts and tactical diversion”. The Stonewall Democrats urge the citizens of Gainesville to take a stand against this attack on Craig Lowe and ensure the continued protection of LGBT rights in our city by electing Craig Lowe as our mayor.

Help counter the homophobic smear tactics by supporting Commissioner Lowe‘s campaign however you can. To volunteer and/or make a donation visit his campaign website:

Please vote in the Gainesville city election on March 16, 2010 (Early & Absentee voting information: