alex wan elected to atlanta city council

You've heard about Evan Low... but did you hear what went down in Atlanta? This week, Alex Wan made history as the first openly gay and Asian American man elected to the Atlanta City Council, representing District 6.

On the same night, winning Georgia's District 58 state House race, Simone Bell became the first African-American lesbian elected to a state legislature in the U.S.: Simone Bell, Alex Wan celebrate victory.

Wan scored a 20-point win over Liz Coyle, 60 to 40 percent. Overall, he received 5,617 votes to Coyle’s 3,741 in Tuesday’s runoff election.

In last month's general election, Wan topped a field of six candidates, but his 32 percent of the vote wasn't enough to avoid a runoff. On Tuesday, Wan nearly doubled the number of votes he received November 3. More here: Bell, Wan wink at history in scoring LGBT wins.

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