With the unexpected news that Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms won’t run for reelection, there is renewed interest in who is running and who might run for the seat this fall.
Four years ago, 11 candidates vied to replace two-term Mayor Kasim Reed, a race that cost over $10 million.
After weeks of rumors swirling that Reed might run again for his old post, he filed paperwork on June 8 for a mayoral election bid, two days before a fundraiser planned on his birthday.
City Council President Felicia Moore and attorney Sharon Gay launched campaigns for mayor earlier this year, and Council members Antonio Brown and Andre Dickens have also joined the race.
Election Day is in November.
ATLANTA ELECTION NEWS
Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed files paperwork to run for mayor
Atlanta Council President Felicia Moore launches campaign for mayor
Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown joins mayoral race
Attorney Sharon A. Gay sets up run for mayor
Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens announces run for mayor
Mary Norwood running for open Atlanta City Council seat this year
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