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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Powering Down: Mayor Kasim Reed says goodbye to the only job he’s wanted since he was 13

In the Coretta Scott King suite on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency, Kasim Reed, the 59th mayor of Atlanta, was doing something he’s never enjoyed nor been particularly good at. He was waiting.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta Mayor

Even with a recount, Atlanta’s next mayor is almost certainly Keisha Lance Bottoms

Even though Mary Norwood is requesting a recount after an extremely close runoff, Keisha Lance Bottoms is almost certainly Atlanta's next mayor. We take a look back at a race plagued by low energy and too many candidates—and look to what's next.
Cathy Woolard endorses Mary Norwood

Cathy Woolard endorses Mary Norwood after “unsurprising” mayoral candidate discussion

Cathy Woolard, who took third place in the November 7 general election, knows her endorsement for Atlanta mayor could pack a punch. She took it upon herself to hash out the policies and platforms of the runoff candidates, because she, like many of her supporters in attendance, didn’t know whether Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms or Councilwoman Mary Norwood should succeed Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Mary Norwood Atlanta runoff

Atlanta’s crowded mayoral race is going to a runoff. Now what?

For Mary Norwood, it must have felt like déjà vu. Back in 2009 at her election night party at the Varsity—with a runoff against Kasim Reed looming and Fulton County results glacially slow to come in—she urged her supporters to save their energy and settle in for the long haul. Tuesday night wasn’t much different. This time, though, her opponent wasn’t Reed, but Reed’s heir apparent, Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Vote Atlanta

Vote! Everything you need to know on Election Day 2017 in Atlanta

Where do I go to vote? Where do I find results? Where are the candidate parties? This Atlanta election is an important one—don't miss out.
Who should I vote for Atlanta mayoral race

Which Atlanta mayoral candidate is right for me?

A mayoral race with this many candidates is a blessing and a curse. To try to help voters sort through the noise, we’ve created a cheat sheet to help steer you to the candidate that might best fit your interests.
Killer Mike Vincent Fort

Killer Mike on why he’s supporting Vincent Fort for Atlanta mayor

"If you supported Bernie Sanders for president, and hold true to those ideals . . . the only candidate I see those principles in is Vincent Fort," Killer Mike said on the Atlanta mayoral race.
Mary Norwood

There’s something about Mary Norwood

Unstoppable? Yes. But is she unbeatable? The implausible and inevitable rise of the woman who could be Atlanta mayor.

Who will be Atlanta’s next mayor? It’s starting to become more clear.

With just eight weeks until Atlantans head to the polls on November 7 to vote for their next mayor, a race that has for months been amorphous and without form finally looks to have come into focus—giving us a good idea of who could face off in the inevitable December 5 runoff.

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 13-19

Bruno Mars plays Music Midtown, a Star Wars symphony, and the mayoral candidates talk transportation.

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