Moments ago, Craig Lowe got the most votes in the race for mayor of Gainesville and could become the first ever gay mayor of a North Florida city.
Equality Florida Action PAC supporters contributed thousands of dollars and months of volunteer hours to help ensure victory. In a race decided by a razor thin margin our volunteers, donors and staff members were on the ground in Gainesville fighting every step of the way.
Alachua County election law requires an automatic recount in elections decided by less than 0.5%.
We'll monitor the process and keep you updated.
In the weeks leading up to today's election, anti-gay extremists used homophobic rhetoric and smear tactics to try to keep Craig from winning. A local church even posted a "No Homo Mayor" billboard on their front lawn.
Craig Lowe sent a special thanks to the entire Equality Team for helping make this