Endorsements

I have been so fortunate to receive the support and endorsements from the following people and organizations:


Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman

Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson

I’m proud to support my colleague and my District 2 Commissioner, Ben Ku! I have enjoyed serving with Commissioner Ku over the past year and a half. He’s a good listener, a collaborator, and a hard worker! He truly cares about Gwinnett and is the only clear choice in this race. Commissioner Ku deserves your vote for the District 2 Democratic primary!


Sierra Club

Sierra Club


Senator Gloria Butler

Georgia State Senate Minority Leader, District 55

Gloria Butler

Commissioner Ku is one of Gwinnett County's strongest voices for the people of Gwinnett. Hard work is no stranger to Ben.


Representative Pedro "Pete" Marin

Georgia State House District 96

Representative Pedro "Pete" Marin

When he says "Ku For You", he really means it.


Gwinnett Forum

Gwinnett Forum

We suggest that the people re-nominate the current commissioner, Ben Ku, 40, a high-tech businessman of Tucker. We’ve been pleased to see the current commission continue the progressive leadership that Gwinnettians have come to expect. The commission members are working well together, and have a good vision for our future. Mr. Ku has shown his willingness to listen to the people and presents a solid understanding of what Gwinnett needs. We urge his nomination.


Georgia Stonewall Democrats

Georgia Stonewall Democrats 2022 endorsed candidate

Since 2006 Georgia Stonewall Democrats have questioned candidates for public office on a variety of issues like equality, HIV funding & treatment, reproductive justice and many other progressive issues affecting our cities and state. In those early days, it was a proud few who stood with our community. Ben has demonstrated his desire to support progressive policies and fight for the important issues and concerns within our community.


Congressman Hank Johnson

United States Congressman, Georgia's 4th District

Hank Johnson

I am proud to endorse my friend Commissioner Ben Ku for re-election to the Gwinnett County Commission. Ben and I have worked together to serve the people of Lilburn, Mountain Park, and Centerville and while I will no longer be serving in Gwinnett, I know that Commissioner Ku, as a critical senior member of the board, is the person we need to lead during this critical time as we move Gwinnett forward.


Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux

United States Congresswoman, Georgia's 7th District

Carolyn Bourdeaux

It is my honor to endorse Ben Ku for re-election to our Gwinnett Commission. Four years ago, Ben and I stood up to challenge the status quo in our shared community. Since that historic election in 2018, he has been a champion for our neighbors as an innovator on transportation issues, an advocate for community engagement and inclusion, and a modernizer of the county’s digital strategies. Gwinnett needs his continued leadership, and I am proud to support his candidacy.


Mayor Tim Dunn

Mayor of the City of Lilburn

Tim Dunn

Ben Ku has been a great champion for the City of Lilburn. I am proud to endorse Commissioner Ku for RE-election!


Chairman Sam Park

Georgia State House District 101, Gwinnett Delegation Chairman

Sam Park

I am proud to again endorse and support Commissioner Ben Ku for re-election to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. I encourage everyone who lives in Lilburn, Mountain Park, and Centerville to vote for this established senior leader of Gwinnett. Ben continues to bring a thoughtful, forward-thinking, and innovative approach to the problems Gwinnett County faces. Combined with his desire to serve and represent all of the diverse communities in his district, he continues to be the kind of county commissioner we need in Gwinnett.


Vice Chair Dr. Jasmine Clark

Georgia State House District 108, Vice Chair of the Gwinnett Delegation

Jasmine Clark

When scientists are given the opportunity to lead, we do so with logic and facts to do not only what’s right, but what makes sense. I have worked with Ben for 4 years to make real strides in Gwinnett. I enthusiastically endorse Ben Ku to continue the great inclusive work as my District 2 commissioner.


Representative Marvin Lim

Georgia State House District 99

Marvin lim

I can say that some of the greatest things we’ve been able to do for the local community in my area – from speed humps, to better zoning processes, to applying for planning funds to come here, to improving language access of county government – could not have been possible without Commissioner Ku, with whom I worked closely on these and many other things. The process of government can be frustrating, and there’s much to be done, but Commissioner Ku has listened to and engaged with the many (many) concerns and ideas that I’ve thrown at him on behalf of the community. That's the first step that every government official should (but doesn't always) take - and I'm so grateful Ben has.


Representative Shelly Hutchinson

Georgia State House District 107

Shelly Hutchinson

I've worked with Ben on local issues and he truly understands what it is to be a civil servant. I'm proud to endorse him to continue to serve on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners!


Representative Dewey McClain

Georgia State House District 100

Dewey McClain

Commissioner Ben Ku is one of the senior members on the board of commissioners and we need to preserve that institutional knowledge particularly in someone who is a forward-thinking innovator. I know that he will continue to fight for our community and make sure the voices of the people are heard. Ben has always kept it 💯!


Representative Dar'shun Kendrick

Georgia State House District 93

Dar'shun Kendrick


Representative Beth Moore

Georgia State House District 95

Beth Moore

I support Ben Ku's re-election to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners because he has demonstrated over the past four years a true commitment to excellence, efficiency, and effectiveness. Whether it's upgrading old systems, fighting for improved transit, or advocating for LGBTQ rights, I can always count on Ben to be a progressive voice for the people of Gwinnett.


Run for Something

Run for Something

Ben is dedicated to making meaningful change in his community and advancing progressive ideals and equity in Gwinnett County.


Georgia Equality

Georgia Equality

We have just concluded an historic legislative session for LGBTQ Georgians, and we know better than ever that if our movement toward full equality in Georgia is to continue to see success, it is imperative that LGBTQ Georgians and our allies are represented at all levels of government. It is vital for us to support and elect officials who are guided by a fundamental belief in LGBTQ equality and aren’t afraid to stand up and say so. Our first round of endorsed candidates represent some of LGBTQ Georgia’s best advocates. Georgia Equality has worked extensively with each of them in the past, and we’re excited to support their candidacies and continue to work with them after they win their races.


Victory Fund

Victory Fund Endorsee 2022

This election cycle presents enormous opportunities for our community, including the potential to dramatically increase the number of LGBTQ state legislators and win in Congressional swing districts against anti-LGBTQ challengers. These LGBTQ candidates are essential to defeating the wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation we see across the country and to pushing forward policies that are inclusive of our community. We are investing early in these races because that is when we can make the greatest difference – and winning in 2022 is more important than ever.


Georgia Advancing Progress PAC

Community Organization

Georgia Advancing Progress PAC

We have been supportive of Ben since the beginning and it is our honor to continue that support for his re-election. He has been an effective champion for equality, community development, and increasing the quality of life for Gwinnett citizens. We need his experience and expertise to continue building a strong Gwinnett.


Representative Erick Allen

Georgia State House District 80

Erick Allen

Ben is a leader of integrity and commitment and I am proud to stand with him in his re-election.


Representative Matthew Wilson

Georgia State House District 80

Matthew Wilson


Former Chairman Stephen Day

Former Chairman of the Gwinnett Democratic Party

Stephen Day

Ben Ku has a keen analytical mind geared toward problem solving. I particularly value his focus on providing the financial resources to protect and improve voting opportunities for all Gwinnett citizens. I’m proud to support his re-election.


Former Chairman Steve Reilly

Former Chairman of the Gwinnett Democratic Party

Steve Reilly

Ben works tirelessly for our district and for Gwinnett County. He's a smart and innovative leader.


Former Chairman Gabe Okoye

Former Chairman of the Gwinnett Democratic Party

Gabe Okoye

I enjoyed supporting Commissioner Ku duing his first campaign and he has served us well on the Board of Commissioners.


Senator Dr. Michelle Au

Georgia State Senate District 48

Michelle Au

Ben is a wonderful colleague and it is so refreshing to work with another pragmatist and fellow Asian American on issues that affect our community. As a doctor, I appreciate that he shares my views on COVID mitigation strategies and public health measures.


Senator Sally Harrell

Georgia State Senate District 40

Sally Harrell

Ben has been a champion for infrastructure, inclusion, and innovation. I’ve enjoyed working with him on local legislation for Gwinnett and he is the only politician I know who is also a hands-on technology creator.


Chairman Antonio Molina

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairman

Antonio Molina

Ben listens to our community. We are fortunate to have him representing us.


Representative Gregg Kennard

Georgia State House District 102

Gregg Kennard

Ben has worked tirelessly for the last 4 years to maintain the Gwinnett standard and to move us forward.


Schoolboard Chairwoman Tarece Johnson

Gwinnett County School Board

Tarece Johnson


Sheriff Keybo Taylor

Gwinnett County Sheriff

Keybo Taylor


Commissioner Kirkland Carden

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners District 1

Kirkland Carden

I am supporting my good friend and colleague Commissioner Ku for re-election because he works hard on issues that are important to our community. He has a history of supporting progressive policies that help move Gwinnett forward. Commissioner Ku will continue to be an effective Commissioner for his district and deserves to be re-elected!


Representative Scott Holcomb

Georgia State House District 81

Scott Holcomb


Commissioner Jasper Watkins III

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners District 3

Jasper Watkins III

Commissioner Ben Ku cares about his District 2 community and he advocates for social justice and smart economic development.


Schoolboard Past Chair Everton Blair

Gwinnett County School Board

Everton Blair

Ben has been doing the work to improve Gwinnett. He has innovated, been an effective leader, and works great with all people. I wholeheartedly endorse him to continue serving as our District 2 Commissioner.


2018 Endorsements:


Vote Pro Choice

Recommended Candidate

Ben Ku, is a recommended candidate.


Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Named a Bold Progressive Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Ben Ku, who is running for Gwinnett County Commissioner District 2, was named a 2018 Champion by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which recognizes candidates from around the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and looking out for the needs of everyday families.


People for the American Way

People for the American Way Next Up Victory Fund

PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund is proud to endorse Ben Ku for Gwinnett County Commissioner!


Democracy For America

Democracy For America


Sierra Club

Sierra Club

Ben Ku brings financial and technical skills to his candidacy. He supports transit to reduce congestion, assist the mobility of seniors, improve infrastructure, and bring better communication to Gwinnett citizens.


Georgia Equality

Georgia Equality

The Board of Directors of Georgia Equality is pleased to announce Ben Ku as an endorsed candidate in the upcoming November 6, 2018 General Election. The Georgia Equality Board of Directors will issue an endorsement for a candidate who we feel is best placed to advance our policy agenda.


Victory Fund

Victory Fund Endorsee 2018

Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Ben Ku for Gwinnett County Commissioner District 2," said Victory Fund President & CEO Annise Parker. "Ben's commitment to the people and to upgrading transportation, representation, and communication makes him the best candidate for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. When he wins in November, Ben will become a vital LGBTQ voice.


MoveOn.org

Endorsement Announcement: MoveOn members in Gwinnett County, GA, voted overwhelmingly to endorse Ben Ku for Gwinnett County Commission District 2. kuforyou.com, twitter: benku, Facebook: KuForYou


Senator Steve Henson

GA Senate District 41, Democratic Leader

Senator Steve Henson


Representative Dewey McClain

Georgia State House District 100

Representative Dewey McClain


The Honorable Ethan Pham

Associate Municipal Judge and 2018 Candidate CD7

Ethan Pham, Ben Ku, and Jenny Nguyen

We need innovative, visionary, and compassionate leaders, especially in local government where millions of our tax dollars are spent each year. Ben Ku is a great example of a leader who is already working to make it easier for citizens to be informed and engaged. I hereby endorse my friend Ben Ku to be the next Gwinnett County Commissioner for District 2. Vote Ku For You!


Lani Wong

Chair of The National Association of Chinese-Americans (NACA)

Lani Wong

Good luck to Ben Ku, my friend who lives in Gwinnett District 2. Please vote for Ben Ku as commissioner.


Senator Elect Sheikh Rahman

GA Senate District 5

Senator Elect Sheikh Rahman


Georgia Advancing Progress PAC

Community Organization

Georgia Advancing Progress PAC


Reappropriate

Asian American feminism, politics, and pop culture organization

Reappropriate endorsed candidate


Senator Curt Thompson

GA Senate District 5

Curt Thompson

Ben has the real world skills we need in our county government, he comes from our diverse community, and he knows what our needs are because he is our neighbor in the heart of the district.


Jon Ossoff

Business owner and 2017 Candidate CD6 and future United States Senator

Jon Ossoff

I've known Ben Ku and his talented family for decades. Ben is an entrepreneur, innovator, and community leader. His expertise, passion, and creativity will bring vision and dynamism to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. Please join me in supporting Ben Ku.


Councilwoman Stephe Koontz

Councilwoman Doraville GA District 3

Councilwoman Stephe Koontz

My endorsement of Ben Ku is based on his positions on the issues, two of which are Transit and Affordable Housing. Both of these are region wide issues that have been overlooked in Gwinnett county in the past, and impact the citizens across the Metro Area.


Representative Pedro "Pete" Marin

Georgia State House District 96

Representative Pedro "Pete" Marin

Ben has spent countless hours speaking with the people of Gwinnett County and hearing their concerns. From transit, to communication, to affordable housing, Ben will be an excellent advocate for the people of District 2 on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. When he says "Ku For You", he really means it.


Georgia Stonewall Democrats

Georgia Stonewall Democrats 2018 endorsed candidate

Georgia Stonewall is proud to announce additional endorsements for these fair-minded candidates.


Nicole Gilkey

Social Worker and childhood friend

Nicole Gilkey

I reconnected with Ben after telling my 9 year old daughter about Ben being my favorite person when I was 9! Gwinnett will be fortunate to have someone so caring and visionary representing them.


Cadden Jones

Actress and childhood friend

Cadden Jones

Having had the good fortune of growing up with Ben, the qualities that come to mind are kind, smart, outgoing, creative, compassionate and inclusive of all. Any community would be incredibly lucky to have Ben at the helm... I look forward to seeing all that manifests from his comprehensive ideas and forward thinking. The world needs more Ben Ku’s!


Reverend Harriet Bradley

Harriet Bradley

I had an opportunity to meet Ben Ku at a transportation meeting as well as another political function. I believe that Ben Ku has the heart of my district. He sees the importance of improving the public transportation in Gwinnett County which will greatly improve District 2. I believe that Ben Ku will listen to the people of District 2 and will represent the people and not a hidden political agenda.


Gwinnett Forum

Gwinnett Forum

Our choice is Ben Ku, 36, of near Lucky Shoals Park, a native [Georgian] and a Georgia Tech graduate.


Representative Sam Park

Georgia State House District 101

Sam Park

I am proud to endorse and support Ben Ku for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners-District 2. I encourage everyone who lives in Norcross, Lilburn, Peachtree Corners, and Berkley Lake to vote for this rising new leader. Ben brings a thoughtful, forward-thinking approach to the problems Gwinnett County faces. Combined with his desire to serve and represent all of the diverse communities in his district, he is the kind of county commissioner we need in Gwinnett.


Grassroots Gwinnett

Local Our Revolution chapter

Grassroots Gwinnett

Ben is a staunch progressive who believes in bringing rapid transit to Gwinnett and building affordable housing. He will implement transparency and simplicity at the ballot, through accessibility intiatives....Ben’s district includes the cities of Berkley Lake, Peachtree Corners, Norcross, and Lilburn. If you live in these cities, Ku is for you!


Representative Brenda Lopez

Georgia State House District 99

Brenda Lopez

Ben has been one of my most active constituents and I am so happy he has stepped up to help me improve Gwinnett. Not only has he been a leader in his neighborhood, but he has shown dedication to the whole county and shares the distinction of alumni of the Gwinnett 101 program like myself, Duluth City Councilman Kirkland Carden, and Mayor of Norcross Craig Newton. He will bring a much needed voice to the local table.


Run for Something

Run for Something

These candidates are the present and future leaders of the progressive movement and the Democratic Party. They’re not just talking about what the party should be, or what our government should do — they’ve changed their lives in order to get sh-- done.


Carlecia Williams

Carlecia Williams

I have come to know Ben through the Gwinnett 101 Citizens Academy which is a 12 week program that aims to educate and empower residents to be active in civics and government affairs in Gwinnett County. With a competitive application process and only 30 participants being selected during the fall of 2016 cohort, Ben was that guy I could always call on for any supporting details throughout the duration of the course. He is approachable, always on time, and dependable. Ben is committed to serving our community not only as a business owner but by engaging others and encouraging them to be active citizens. He is an asset to the community, as well as a motivated and resourceful leader in Gwinnett County.


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