Atlanta’s Mayor-Elect Is Keisha Lance Bottoms

Close to midnight the results of one of most contentious races in Atlanta politics were announced. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting Keisha Lance Bottoms won the race for Atlanta Mayor with 46,464 votes. Mary Norwood who also lost to current Mayor Kasim Reed 8 years ago came in second with 45,705 votes.

In her acceptance speech Keisha Lance Bottoms called for all of Atlanta to come together declaring that “You are Atlanta, I am Atlanta, We are Atlanta.”

Former Mayor Bill Campbell called the victory “astounding” and said the win shows the African American community believes in the long line of African American leadership.

Councilwoman Mary Norwood did not concede the race and said she would wait until Thursday for provisional and absentee ballots to be counted.

In other races, longtime City Councilwoman Felicia Moore soundly defeated Councilman Alex Wan for the office of City Council President.

In Fulton County Rob Pitts won the race for County Commission Chairman and Natalie Hall won a seat as County Commissioner from the 4th District.

More results on Wednesday.

This site uses cookies, tokens, and other third party scripts to recognize visitors of our sites and services, remember your settings and privacy choices, and — depending on your settings and privacy choices — enable us and some key partners to collect information about you so that we can improve our services and deliver relevant ads.

By continuing to use our site or clicking Agree, you agree that CBS and our key partners may collect data and use cookies for personalized ads and other purposes, as described more fully in our privacy policy. You can change your settings at any time by clicking Manage Settings.