Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Trans councilwoman loses runoff

A transgender woman lost her re-election bid to a city council seat in Georgia Tuesday, December 4, a day after a judge tossed a lawsuit filed by her opponents that claimed she had misled voters by running as a woman.

Michelle Bruce received 223 votes in Tuesday’s runoff election for the Riverdale City Council, but the top vote-getter, Wayne Hall, finished with 308 votes, according to unofficial returns. Bruce told the Associated Press that the lawsuit had served its intended purpose, which was “aimed at getting me out” of office.

Bruce, 46, ran unopposed and won her city council seat four years ago as an openly transgender woman.

— Cynthia Laird, December 5, 2007 @ 5:27 pm PST
Filed under: News,Politics

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