Atlanta Mayoral Election Results from November 2, 2021
Inquirer Continues to Predict and Endorse Atlanta’s Native Son Andre Dickens for Mayor
Citizens of Atlanta voted on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for the Office of Mayor. Residents were eager for a change considering rising crime, including violent crimes like incidents of homicides. Current Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Borders decided on May 6th that she would not run for a second term. Lance Borders is the first Atlanta mayor since World War II to choose not to run for a second term. In 1941, Roy LeCraw served part of one term as Atlanta’s 50th mayor, before resigning to join the U.S. Army at the start of World War II.
Of the fourteen qualified candidates, the top contenders for the mayoral seat were Felicia Moore (current Atlanta City Council President); Andre Dickens (current Atlanta City Council member, At-Large, Post 3); Kasim Reed (former Atlanta Mayor, 2010-2018); Sharon Gay (private attorney); and Antonio Brown (current Atlanta City Council member, District 3).
With crime being a key issue, most candidates wanted to increase the number of police officers and provide police trainings in de-escalation techniques and racial sensitivity.
Although Reed raised the most campaign funds and had endorsements from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 623, AFSCME Local 1644, and former Atlanta Mayor and U. S. Ambassador Andrew Young, he concedes to the top two candidates: Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens.
The Atlanta Inquirer published its support of Andre Dickens early in the race for mayor. The Inquirer continues to predict and endorse Andre Dickens as Mayor of Atlanta.
Dickens, native to Atlanta, Georgia, attended Benjamin E. Mays High School and graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Dickens is a legislative leader on public safety, transportation, workforce development, affordable housing, educational opportunities for Atlanta Public Schools students, youth engagement, and seasoned citizens programming. Dickens has served as chairman of the Transportation Committee and Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. He has served on the boards of the Atlanta BeltLine, Invest Atlanta, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley C. Franklin also endorses Dickens.
More information on Andre Dickens and contribute to his campaign at: https://andreforatlanta.com/.
The election run-off date is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
Atlanta Mayoral Election Results – November 2, 2021
|Felicia Moore||39,202||40.8 %|
|Andre Dickens||22,153||23.0 %|
|Kasim Reed||21,541||22.4 %|
|Sharon Gay||6,578||6.8 %|
|Antonio Brown||4,544||4.7 %|
|Kenny Hill||538||0.6 %|
|Rebecca King||372||0.4 %|
|Mark Hammad||343||0.4 %|
|Kirsten Dunn||267||0.3 %|
|Walter Reeves||162||0.2 %|
|Glenn Wrightson||150||0.2 %|
|Richard Wright||138||0.1 %|
|Nolan English||98||0.1 %|
|Roosevelt Searles||72||0.1 %|
Atlanta City Council President Election Results – November 2, 2021
|Doug Shipman||27,562||31.0 %|
|Natalyn Mosby Archibong||25,283||28.0 %|
|Courtney English||22,400||25.0 %|
|Mike Russell||11,793||13.0 %|
|Sam Manuel||2,494||3.0 %|
City of South Fulton Election Results from November 2, 2021
Voters in the City of South Fulton will also head back to the polls on Tuesday, November 30 for two runoff elections. One for mayor and one for District 4 council member.
Inaugural South Fulton Mayor William “Bill” Edwards will face challenger District 6 Councilman Khalid Kamau. Edwards received 6,850 votes (44%) in general election and Kamau received 4,568 (29%).
In District 4, Councilwoman Naeema Gilyard received 864 votes (34%) and challenger Jaceey Sebastian received 753 votes (30%).
In other races, District 2 Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs was re-elected with 1,914 votes (53%) and Natasha Williams was picked to represent District 6 with 1,147 votes (71%).
Fulton County voters also approved a new Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) with 61 percent voting in favor and a new Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) with 70% support.
Last updated on November 5, 2021