Congratulations to Indianapolis activist Zach Adamson on winning yesterday's primary race to be one of four official Democrat candidates for the Indianapolis City-County Council. Many of you know Zach from the comments section of Bilerico; he was one of our first readers - before Alex joined the blog even!
Zach has always been an incredible force in Indianapolis democratic politics. He's put in countless hours working on other campaigns, supporting many different progressive causes, and working to better the eastside of Indianapolis especially. I couldn't be prouder of him. He's making the hometown a better place already, but he'll get the chance to make real change if he's sitting on the governing body for the state's largest city.
While Indiana has technically had an openly gay elected official before, it's never been higher than the level of school board. Zach would be the first elected politician to buck Indiana's notoriously anti-gay political establishment of both stripes if he's elected as a council member in November.
Good luck in the campaign, Zach! Congratulations from the staff and contributors at Bilerico!