Openly Gay Marine Wins State House Seat in Ala.

Wednesday November 7, 2018

Congrats to openly gay Marine Neil Rafferty, who won the race for Alabama's House seat in District 54, reports. The seat was made empty by Patricia Todd, who was Alabama's first openly gay lawmaker.

The newspaper writes Rafferty, a Democrat, won by "handily beating Independent Joseph Casper Baker III" with "90% to 10 percent."

He thanked supporters on Facebook early Wednesday morning.

In July, he won a primary runoff against his rival, Jacqueline Gary Miller, an environmentalist and marketer.

Back in February, Rafferty took to Facebook to announce his bid for the seat. At the time, he said that he decided to run after a friend asked him to consider it.

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