“And I believe [Dickens] is the best positioned to take us forward into the future,” Gay said. “He has the broadest vision for our city.”
Gay said she first met Dickens over eight years ago, when she supported his first City Council campaign. She said he is “somebody who actually does the work,” pointing especially to legislation he championed on the City Council related to affordable housing.
Dickens recalled sharing the stage with Gay at dozens of forums before the general election and said he is grateful for her support.
“I enjoyed as much as someone can enjoy 50 forums and debates ... campaigning with Sharon and hearing her ideas,” Dickens said.
Gay finished the general election with about 7% of the vote, in fourth place behind Moore, Dickens and former Mayor Kasim Reed. But she polled above Dickens in some precincts in Buckhead, an area of town where Moore dominated.
The two other leading candidates who did not make the runoff, Reed and Councilman Antonio Brown, have not publicly thrown their support behind either candidate.