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Craig Lowe

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Craig Lowe and Ailyn Avila-Portal talking with Charlie Bradley.
Gainsville, Florida mayor Craig Lowe

Gainsville, Florida mayor Craig Lowe

City Commissioner Craig Lowe became north Florida's first openly gay mayor after a special runoff election against opponent Don Marsh in Gainsville, Florida. Lowe won the election by 35 votes, less than 1% required to avoid recount under Florida law.

Lowe, a former educator, was awarded Human Rights Activist of the Year in 1998 Human Rights Council of North Central Florida for his work on equality initiatives in the city.

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