Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Will Not Seek Re-Election

On Thursday night, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she would not seek a second term as Atlanta’s mayor during a private call with staffers and friends.

Bottoms, the second Black woman to lead Atlanta, was first elected in 2017, beating then-Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood after the election went into a runoff.

Local news stations report that she has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference Friday at City Hall, though details about the subject have not been revealed.

Bottoms launched her reelection campaign earlier this year and hosted a virtual fundraiser with President Biden where she raised over $500,000.

The Mayor gained a national profile last year when she was floated as a possible contender to be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential candidate.

Though she was not selected, she was offered a position in the President’s Cabinet, but she turned it down to continue serving as mayor.

It is reported that she has accepted a position with Walgreens.

 

This story is still developing.

 

 

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