Both candidates for the District 26 Georgia Senate seat in Tuesday’s runoff picked up endorsements Friday.
State Rep. Georganna Sinkfield, D-Atlanta, has endorsed former state Rep. David Lucas, D-Macon, in his matchup with former Macon City Council President Miriam Paris.
“David Lucas has stood for women and children and families all the years he has been there,” she said. Lucas spent 37 years in the House before resigning this spring to run for the Senate seat.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s WIN List, a political action committee dedicated to electing “progressive Democratic women,” endorsed Paris, according to a statement sent out by Macon City Councilwoman Lauren Benedict, a WIN List executive committee member.
Former City Councilwoman Delores Brooks and Henry Gibson, who won the July 16 primary for a seat on the council, also spoke up for Lucas at the event in City Council chambers.
Sinkfield and current Council President James Timley characterized Paris as a puppet of Republicans out to weaken Democratic and minority representation.“When you have Republicans choosing your black leaders, something’s wrong,” Timley said. “I know she doesn’t represent the majority of blacks in this community.”
In contrast, the Georgia WIN List statement cautioned that Lucas and his supporters seek to “mislead” voters on Paris’ party affiliation.