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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.
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.
Atlantans: Missing the drama of the 6th District race? Get involved with the mayoral campaign.
As Kasim Reed prepares to end his second and final term, more than 15 candidates are vying to succeed him. Here's how to get involved with the frontrunners.
Mayoral Musts: Southern mayors share their favorite out-of-office hangouts
Southern mayors share their favorite out-of-office hangouts.
Meet the Other Mayors: Alan Hallman, Hapeville
To a fourth-generation Hapeville resident like Hallman, this growing Fulton County city of 6,600—with the world’s busiest airport and Porsche’s new North American headquarters next door—is a contrast to the sleepy town it used to be.
Meet the Other Mayors: Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Riverdale
The spirited 66-year-old grandmother of seven recently won her third term as mayor of the Clayton County city of 16,500.
Meet the Other Mayors: Ted Terry, Clarkston
Ted Terry describes Clarkston, a famously diverse DeKalb County city of 13,000, as an “amazing cultural mishmash” that he hopes to mold into a model progressive center.
Meet the Other Mayors: Johnny Crist, Lilburn
Long a champion of Lilburn’s historic Old Town, Johnny Crist took office as the part-time mayor in 2012. A native of York, Pennsylvania, he raised eight children in an antebellum house a few dozen steps from his current office.
Meet the Other Mayors: Rebecca Chase Williams, Brookhaven
Williams, a longtime broadcast journalist, has called Brookhaven home since 1985. But her mayorship began just this past July, after the first mayor of Brookhaven—established as a city in 2012—unexpectedly vacated the post to run for a statehouse seat.
Meet the Other Mayors: Mario Avery, Fairburn
Mario Avery prides himself on being the first black mayor in Fairburn’s 160 years, and he stresses the importance of diversity in his administration.
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