Atlanta's new mayor to be sworn into office Tuesday

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By: Associated Press
January 2, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta's new mayor will be sworn into office during a ceremony at Morehouse College.

Keisha Lance Bottoms will be inaugurated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, along with incoming city council members, city council President Felicia Moore and municipal court judges. Bottoms attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson is set to attend the inauguration.

Bottoms defeated Mary Norwood in a Dec. 5 runoff election to succeed Kasim Reed as Atlanta's next mayor.

City Council members are expected to convene at 5 p.m. Tuesday for their first organizational meeting of their new session.


By: Associated Press
December 17, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - Election officials have certified the results of Atlanta's mayoral election runoff, finally confirming Keisha Lance Bottoms' victory over Mary Norwood.

The election results were certified Saturday.

Norwood had requested a recount after the results showed Bottoms winning the Dec. 5 runoff by a margin of less than 1 percent.

In Thursday's recount, Norwood picked up five votes and Bottoms lost six in Fulton County. DeKalb results remained the same, so no new certification was necessary.

The final numbers show that Bottoms garnered 46,661 votes, or 50.44 percent; and Norwood got 45,840 votes, or 49.56 percent.