Atlanta Has Gotten A New Mayor and Her Name is Keisha!

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The city of Atlanta has a new Mayor and her name is Keisha! 47-Year old Keisha Lance Bottoms declared victory in Tuesday’s runoff election for mayor against fellow Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood. Fewer than 800 votes separated Atlanta’s two candidates for mayor. After officials tallied more than 92,000 ballots that were cast in a runoff election on Tuesday.

“This has been a very, very, very long campaign, but as we look ahead toward the future, I look forward to engaging with each of you, making sure that our city continues to move forward,” said Ms. Bottoms, who is a member of the City Council from Southwest Atlanta. “And for those who did not support me, I look forward to working with you as well because this is still a city for all of us.” Bottoms stated in her victory speech on Wednesday after declaring victory.

Bottom’s opponent Ms. Norwood wasn’t satisfied with the election results and has requested a recount.  Norwood lost the race, by 714 votes. “I’ve done this before,” said Ms. Norwood, an at-large city councilor. “The next few days are going to be all hands on deck and all analysis done, so we’re going to know that every single vote that has been cast is exactly reported out the way that it should be.”

Ms. Bottoms continues the black political power legacy in Atlanta, which has not had a white mayor since 1974.

Even a few Atlanta stars took the time to congratulate Mayor Keisha Bottoms. Rap Mogul T.I. offered a short congrats to the mayor-elect saying, “Congratulations, Keisha. And Killer Mike also applauded Bottoms for her victory. “Congratulations Astro! @keishabottoms Now Let’s Get to work,” he shared on Instagram. “I am at the City of Atlanta’s Service in any way needed! Love and Respect Mayor, KLB!”

Congratulations Mayor Keisha Bottoms!

 

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