Category Archives: State Rep. Ralph Long

State Rep. Simone Bell Resigns; former Rep. Long to Run for Seat

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(APN) ATLANTA — Today, State Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) announced she will leave the House to go work for Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest legal organization working on LGBTQI issues, as southern regional director.   Former Rep. Ralph Long (D-Atlanta) tells Atlanta Progressive News that he is already putting his hat in the race.  No one will comment, yet, about […]

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Rep. Long, Brenda Muhammad to Seek Fulton District 5 Seat

(APN) ATLANTA — Both former State Rep. Ralph Long (D-Atlanta) and former Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Member Brenda Muhammad (District 1) are running for a new open seat on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.       Last year, the State Legislature changed the makeup of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners […]

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Rep. Long May Challenge Councilwoman Sheperd in 2013

(APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. Ralph Long (D-Atlanta), who lost his seat to State Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) after being paired against her in last year’s redistricting process, is considering running for the City Council of Atlanta during the Municipal Elections being held next year in 2013. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Long is one of at least […]

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Reps. Bell, Long Responses to APN HD58 Questionnaire (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — In our coverage of State House races this year, Atlanta Progressive News recently sent questionnaires to nine candidates in four different races. One of those races, House District 58 involves two Democratic incumbents, State Reps. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Ralph Long (D-Atlanta), who were paired to run against each other in the same district. So far, […]

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