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Congratulations are definitely in order!

Atlanta voters hit the polls Tuesday and the results are in! The nail-biting finish for one of the most anticipated races to lead in Atlanta came to an end early this morning.

At approximately 12:17AM, Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed announced Keisha Lance Bottoms as his successor and the 60th Mayor of the City of Atlanta. Lance Bottoms is the second African-American woman to be elected into this position! It was announced that the newly elected mayor was running last October. The city of Atlanta has not had a female mayor since Shirley Franklin was elected the first African American female mayor of Atlanta in 2002.

Though the race was extremely close, Lance Bottoms was able to secure 759 more votes than Mary Norwood.

 

“This is about Atlanta,” Bottoms said. “And what we said from
Day One is that this 
is about what we hope this
city can be for our children’s children.”

“I stand here tonight as my daddy’s daughter and I can say dreams do come true.
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.”
– Keisha Lance Bottoms

 

Keisha Lance Bottoms is truly compassionate leader that has committed herself to serving her community. She was sworn into office in January 2010 as member of the Atlanta City Council. Her efforts soar above all as was recognized by the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. Lance Bottoms is also a member of the prestigious Leadership Atlanta Class of 2013 and was honored as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Atlantans for her outstanding professional achievements and dedication to her community.

It is obvious that Lance Bottoms is an inspiration to many around the world for her empathy as a courageous leader that embodies authenticity, devotion, and integrity.

Throughout the election, Lance Bottoms represented grace and wisdom as a powerful woman within the community and out.

 

 

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