Keisha Lance Bottoms throws the mayor job in the bushes

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  1. keond

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    She shoulda took that job with Biden :francis:

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    ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has confirmed that Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek reelection next year.

    Sources close to the mayor told Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston that Bottoms told supporters about her decision on a virtual meeting Thursday night. She has accepted a position with Walgreen’s.

    During the meeting Bottoms said she would finish her term, that she loves the city of Atlanta and will continue to fight for what she believes in.

    Bottoms, the second Black woman to lead Atlanta, was first elected in 2017, beating then-Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood after the election went into a runoff.

    A news conference is planned for 10 a.m. Friday but the mayor’s office did not say what she would be speaking about.

    Bottoms previously served as the executive director of the Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority under her predecessor, Kasim Reed.

    Bottoms is the only mayor in Atlanta’s history to have served in all three branches of government, serving as a judge and City Council member before being sworn in as Mayor.

    During her time in office, Bottoms has taken on several major issues that have impacted the city.

    In her first year, Bottoms signed an executive order to stop accepting detainees from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Bottoms oversaw the successful staging of Super Bowl LIII in Feb. 2019.

    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Bottoms criticized the executive actions taken by Gov. Brian Kemp and even issued her own orders over masking and regulations surrounding COVID-19. The governor sued Bottoms and the city over the orders, but the suit was eventually dropped.

    During the riots last summer over the death of George Floyd, Bottoms took center stage as she urged rioters to go home and stop looting the city.

    Recently, Bottoms has been criticized for the rising amount of crime throughout the city of Atlanta.

    “Among Mayor Bottoms’ notable accomplishments to date include the establishment of the City’s first fully-staffed Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the appointments of a LGBTQ Affairs Coordinator and a Human Trafficking Fellow, the citywide elimination of cash bail bond, the closure of the Atlanta City Detention Center to ICE detainees, and the rollout of the most far-reaching financial transparency platform in the City’s history – Atlanta’s Open Checkbook,” Bottoms biography says on the city’s website.

    Bottoms is a product of Atlanta Public Schools and graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.
     
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    I hope this doesn’t open the door for a white mayor to win, I hope a charismatic black candidate can rise quickly.

    On a side note women do be thick in them Walgreen Khakis:shaq::troll:
     
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    She’s knew she wasn’t going to win... That was Atlanta’s last black mayor unfortunately.
     
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    Go from running a city to stocking shelves, brehettes.
     
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    Gotta be a corporate position :dwillhuh:
     
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    Yall can't be this dumb.
     
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    Stacy should park there until 2024.
     
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    She was trying to serve two sets of people, when it boils down to it, shes just a chick from Southwest Atlanta, you gotta make some decisions that are going to upset some folks. That Rayshard Brooks shyt wounded the hell out of her, then the Buckhead trying to leave Atlanta thing was a death blow.


    The next mayor is def gonna be a cac.
     
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    :dwillhuh: Huh?
     
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    Scustin Bieburr Baby baybee baybee UUUGH

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    People don't realize politicians make more money in the private sector than in public service. Also gives them more privacy and peace.

    Not everyone built to be in politics at a high level forever.
     
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    Lol. bytch probably won’t step a foot in an actual store.
     
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    Good for her.
     
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    Scott Larock Taking a much needed mental relaxation

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    Yeah she knew she was done, the black middle class alot of them don't even really get into politics like that and the streets kinda going more online and having less trust in mainstream. So she knew she was done and the GOP was going at her left and right, Kemp seems to have a personal issue with her.

    She knew the writing was on the wall.
     
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    That’s a big come up
     
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