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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, 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.
Atlanta mayoral candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood answer our questions about affordability, homelessness, transit, education, and more.
"Donald Duck," "Darth Vader," "Eat my shorts," "Migos," "LOL," "Someone who isn't a sell-out, please," and "Harambe." Atlantans like to get creative when they don't like their voting options.
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.
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.
There's a lot going on in the Atlanta City Council races, and your time is precious. A quick guide to get you up to speed on what you should know before Tuesday.
Will District 4’s loyalty to Cleta Winslow save her from a runoff for her Atlanta City Council seat?
In her 24 years on the Atlanta City Council, Cleta Winslow has served with three mayors, sat on numerous committees, and attended countless public hearings and community meetings. But one thing she’s never done is face a runoff election.
It’s rare enough when an Atlanta City Council candidate rates a mention in her own hometown newspaper, so it's doubly unusual that Liliana Bakhtiari—who’s running to unseat longtime District 5 incumbent Natalyn Archibong—has garnered national press from such outlets as Teen Vogue and the Huffington Post.