Gary Fitzsimmons, the Democratic nominee for Dallas District Clerk, has been endorsed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.
Fitzsimmons, who ran unopposed in the Democratic Party Primary on March 7 faces Republican incumbent Jim Hamlin. Hamlin was elected in 1998 as the “family values” candidate, after defeating his Republican opponent with a little more than 50 percent of the vote. Prior to his election, Hamlin was an aide to Dallas County Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield.
Fitzsimmons said he is a lifelong Democrat with a special concern for civil rights and environmental and labor issues.
He is now assistant director of the Friends of Fair Park.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, August 11, 2006.