Who will be the next mayor of Atlanta? It's too early to guess. But local political experts say they have a good idea who will be the front-runners among the list of 14 candidates.
Kasim Reed filed paperwork on Monday to launch his bid for a third term as Atlanta mayor, and intends to officially announce his decision during his 52nd birthday party on June 10, according to two sources with direct knowledge of his campaign plans.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek re-election in November, a surprising move by the popular though politically vulnerable incumbent that opens wide the race to lead Atlanta.
AJC legend Jim Galloway and AJC chief political reporter Greg Bluestein on national political superstars, the state's shift to purple, and why "Georgia is the nexus now."
During his term as Atlanta mayor from 1970 to 1974, the city’s first Jewish mayor, Sam Massell, oversaw the campaign to create MARTA; began construction of the Omni, the city’s first enclosed sports coliseum; increased contracting opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses; and appointed the first woman member of the Atlanta City Council. Since defeating a three-term incumbent to join the Atlanta City Council in 2013, Andre Dickens has become one of the legislative body’s most vocal champions of affordable housing, transit improvement, and equity.
"Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support," said the MLB commissioner in a statement.
Here’s what’s going on with voting legislation in Georgia and why opponents say it’s clear “voter suppression”
After Monday's Crossover Day, 12 different bills remain alive in the House and Senate and could make a variety of drastic changes to Georgia's elections laws, including doing away with no-excuse absentee voting, requiring absentee voter ID, restricting the locations of ballot drop boxes, and limiting the hours for early voting. Republicans in support of the bills say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of elections; Democrats say the bills are clearly voter suppression tactics.
Elections, online betting, citizen’s arrest: Georgia’s General Assembly enters the final stretch for 2021
What survived and what didn't on Crossover Day 2021, a.k.a. the day a bill must pass either the Georgia House or Senate in order to have a chance at becoming law.
Despite support from staff and recent voting improvements, the board of registration and elections blames Director Rick Barron for past election struggles