Nov 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Kasim Reed bows out of Atlanta mayor's race, runoff set for Nov. 30
Two days after the Nov. 3 election, Kasim Reed ended his comeback campaign to become Atlanta’s next mayor.
Driving the news: The former mayor congratulated City Council President Felicia Moore and Councilman Andre Dickens, who both received enough votes to advance to the Nov. 30 runoff.
- Reed, who had been widely considered a frontrunner, came in third place by about 600 votes.
Reed promised to remain active in the city.
- “Although my campaign was unsuccessful, I still believe our city’s future is brightest as one that is united,” he said in a prepared statement posted on social media.
State of play: Moore received 40.8% of Tuesday’s vote, followed by Dickens with 23.% and Reed with 22.4%, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Reed, who served as mayor from 2010 to 2018, campaigned on cracking down on the recent spike in crime.
The intrigue: Reed won his first mayoral race against Mary Norwood by about 600 votes.