The GA Voice: Gay Columbus activist weighs run against ‘religious freedom’ bill author McKoon

7379438_GThe Georgia Voice covers local activist Jeremy Hobbs’ weighing of a potential 2016 challenge against incumbent Josh McKoon for Senate Seat 29 (North Columbus/Harris County):

“Honestly, he’s not listening to the peoples’ voice,” Hobbs tells the Georgia Voice in reference to McKoon’s plans to reintroduce such a bill during the next legislative session. “You’ve got people sitting here telling him it’s bad for Georgia and it’s bad for business when we have so many other issues we need to take care of.”

Hobbs, who ran unsuccessfully for a Columbus City Council seat in 2012, cited transportation issues and Medicaid expansion as two such issues. However, the activist would have a tough run ahead of him should he decide to take on McKoon, who beat Democrat Brian Roslund nearly two-to-one in last November’s election on the way to his third term in office.

McKoon’s seat is heavily Republican, while Ed Harbison’s neighboring seat 15 covering most of Columbus-Muscogee County is heavily Democratic.

via Gay Columbus activist weighs run against ‘religious freedom’ bill author McKoon – LGBT Georgia | Gay Georgia | Gay Atlanta | LGBT Atlanta.

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