Bil Browning

Indy Star Endorses Gay Candidate for City-County Council

Filed By Bil Browning | October 26, 2011 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Media, Politics
Tags: City-County Council, gay candidates, Indianapolis, Indy Star, Zach Adamson

While the Indianapolis Star makes no mention of his sexual orientation (and it's not pertinent to the editorial, for that matter), editors endorsed gay Democrat candidate Zach Adamson for one of the four at-large City-County Councilor seats. The paper endorsed two Republicans and two Democrats.

As a Downtown small-business owner and a Near-Eastside neighborhood leader, Zach Adamson has had years of hands-on education in city government business.

Now he's ready to go to work, especially in areas of study such as finances, mass transit and public safety.

On the related issues of crime, offender re-entry and neighborhood stability, Adamson, a Democrat, can speak with authority as a community activist who has dealt -- and sometimes sparred -- with government at various levels.

He was at the forefront in 2009 when residents, worried about safety, won concessions from the state regarding the conversion of the Indiana Women's Prison to a pre-release center for male convicts. As proprietor of Just Hair on East Ohio Street, he is committed to strengthening Downtown as a regional hub.

Adamson has done his homework on the major issues facing Indianapolis. He should be given the opportunity to apply it.

Adamson has been endorsed by the Victory Fund and was one of the first regular Bilerico readers. He won the primary election earlier this year and is one of three out LGBT people running for a seat on the council.

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Congratulations, Zach!

(although I vote in southern Indiana and can't also vote in Indianapolis ...)

Wow, and no hate in the comments yet. I guess the usual suspects don't know he is gay.

You mean 'gay Democratic candidate', not 'gay Democrat candidate'. Glenn Beck would say 'Democrat candidate'.