It appears Atlanta will elect a woman mayor as City Councilwomen Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood will face off in a Dec. 5 run-off.
Neither women garnered enough votes Tuesday night to win outright.
Keisha Lance Bottoms
Resides: Southwest Atlanta
Education: Bachelor’s in communications from Florida A&M University; law degree from Georgia State University.
Work/government experience: Attorney, former judge and former executive director of Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority. Member of the Atlanta City Council.
Top issue in the race: “The biggest issue we are facing as a city right now is opportunities for our young people, including access to education and youth crime.”
Why I’m running: “It really is about what I want this city to be for my four kids. And it won’t be great for them if it is not great for everybody.”
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: Bachelor’s degree in history from Emory University
Work/government experience: City Councilwoman; former media executive and business owner
Top issue in this race: “I think public safety is always the most important issue. It just is. People need to feel safe and be safe.”
Why I’m running: “I have the trust of citizens all over the city. My vision for the city is an equitable, fair, prosperous, sustainable city.”