Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not run for reelection
“As (husband) Derek and I’ve given considerate prayer and consideration to the season now earlier than us, it’s with deep feelings that I maintain my head excessive, and select to not search one other time period as Mayor,” Bottoms wrote in a letter revealed on-line.
“Whereas I’m not but sure of what the long run holds, I belief that my subsequent season will proceed to be one stuffed with ardour and goal, guided by the idea that inside every of us is the ability and accountability to make a constructive distinction within the lives of others,” she wrote.
Bottoms wrote that her resolution was not primarily based on an incapability to fundraise, a perception that she would not win once more, or worry of competitors in her bid for a second time period as sixtieth mayor of Atlanta.
“I’ve engaged in a number of elections, going through a number of candidates, and by no means as soon as have I cowarded from the competitors,” Bottoms wrote.
A supply stated that the mayor made the announcement throughout a digital name which included members of her finance staff on Thursday night time.
“What I see occurring on the streets of Atlanta is just not Atlanta. This isn’t a protest. This isn’t within the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” an impassioned Bottoms stated at a information convention on the time. “That is chaos.”
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