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US Councilman Andre Dickens elected mayor of Atlanta

06:40  01 december  2021
06:40  01 december  2021 Source:   politico.com

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ATLANTA — City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta ’s next mayor , riding a surge of support that powered him past the council ’s current president, Felicia Moore, after finishing second to her in November. Dickens won a campaign dominated by concern over rising violent The 47-year-old Dickens , an Atlanta native and engineer by training, joined the council in 2013. He argued that his broad range of experience would allow him to address crime and other city issues including affordable housing and improving opportunity for poorer residents.

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ATLANTA — City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta’s next mayor, riding a surge of support that powered him past the council’s current president, Felicia Moore, after finishing second to her in November.

Atlanta mayoral candidate and Council member Andre Dickens gets a round of applause. © Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP Atlanta mayoral candidate and Council member Andre Dickens gets a round of applause.

Dickens won a campaign dominated by concern over rising violent crime in the city, arguing he would be more effective than Moore, who had often been a sometimes-lonely critic of previous mayors in her 20 years on the City Council. Moore had been the leading candidate by a wide margin in the first round of voting on Nov. 2 among 14 candidates in a nonpartisan race.

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Andre Dickens is a member of the Atlanta City Council in Georgia, representing At-large Post 3. Dickens assumed office in 2013. Dickens ' current term ends on January 3, 2022. Dickens is running for election for Mayor of Atlanta in Georgia.

Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore are running in the general runoff election for mayor of Atlanta , Georgia, on November 30, 2021. Incumbent Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on May 6 that she would not seek re- election , making her the first Atlanta mayor since World War II to choose not to run for a second term.[4]. Dickens , first elected to the city council in 2013 and winning re- election in 2017, raised .2 million from campaign donors according to pre-general election campaign finance reports.

Incumbent Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms didn’t seek a second term.

The 47-year-old Dickens, an Atlanta native and engineer by training, joined the council in 2013. He argued that his broad range of experience would allow him to address crime and other city issues including affordable housing and improving opportunity for poorer residents. Other issues in the race included bolstering struggling city services and keeping the wealthy Buckhead neighborhood from seceding.

Dickens went from trailing the pack to take second on Nov. 2 and make the runoff, ending the comeback attempt of two-term former Mayor Kasim Reed, who finished third. That snowballing support continued in the runoff, with endorsements by Bottoms, U.S. Rep. and Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Nikema Williams, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Sharon Gay, an attorney who finished fourth in Nov. 2 voting.

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Atlanta mayoral runoff candidates Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore. (Hyosub Shin/AJC / Ben Gray/AP Photo). So much of the drama heading into Tuesday’s election centered around former Mayor Kasim Reed, who was the target of repeated attacks and hurled several of his own at the competition. But City Council President Felicia Moore and Councilman Andre Dickens bested him at the polls, with Dickens making a surprise jump into the second place spot by roughly 600 votes.

Like many cities across the country, Atlanta has been dealing with a spike in killings. As of Nov. 7, homicides were up 10% over the same period last year and 59% compared with 2019, Atlanta police data shows. Several of those killings captured widespread attention.

Dickens has pledged to increase the number of police officers, arrest gang leaders and implement community policing. He says he may keep current Police Chief Rodney Bryant, who came out of retirement in 2020 after a previous chief stepped down following a fatal police shooting of a Black man that led to unrest.

He also aims to increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure and ensure current residents qualify for high-paying jobs.

Moore touted her record to appeal to voters hungry for change and position herself as someone who would bring accountability and transparency to City Hall. But Dickens portrayed Moore as a naysayer and someone who has been unable to work with others.

Some opponents of Moore attacked her as the favorite of white voters, a frequent tactic in a city where white and Black voters are often divided by income and geography. Both Moore and Dickens are Black.

Dickens currently works for TechBridge, a nonprofit that tries to use technology to aid other charitable groups. Dickens also founded a program to train people for technology work, trying to broaden access to high-paying jobs in Atlanta. He earlier ran a family-owned furniture store chain that collapsed in bankruptcy a decade ago, something that Dickens blamed on the effects of the Great Recession.

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