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Deborah Gonzalez Endorses Kelly Girtz for Mayor

State Rep. Deborah Gonzalez (D-Athens) has endorsed Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Kelly Girtz in the race for mayor of Athens.

“Deborah has spent her career working toward a fair, supportive environment, particularly for women and creative professionals, and with that background, we are fortunate to have her representation in the General Assembly,” Girtz said in a news release. “She shares a commitment to ensuring that all people are provided with real opportunity, and I’m grateful for her endorsement in my run for Mayor of Athens-Clarke County. I’m looking forward to continuing our collaborative efforts for the good of Athens and the region.”

Girtz has also been endorsed by Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood, Pylon’s Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Fowler Drive Elementary Principal Anissa Johnson and others in the May 22 election.