City Commissioner Craig Lowe was just elected mayor of Gainesville, Florida — by 35 votes. Of course, this triggers an automatic recount, but should the vote tallies remain in his favor, he’ll become a member of the select few LGBT American mayors (Gay Politics pegs it at 30). After a tumultuous run-off election, with supporters of opponent Don Marsh distributing “Support The Gay Agenda” flyers and a local church making Lowe’s homosexuality an issue on its yard signs, Lowe is thisclose to an official victory.
Looks like voters did want Lowe to become the city’s first gay mayor.
UPDATE 4/16: And it’s a done deal. Lowe is mayor.