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Kasim Reed will run for ATL Mayor for the third time

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed speaks on the 2017 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball on the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on December 17, 2017. (Picture: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

The 59th Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, filed paperwork Tuesday evening to run for Mayor of Atlanta. Reed joins Atlanta Metropolis Councilman Antonio Brown, Atlanta lawyer Sharon Homosexual, and Atlanta Metropolis Council President Felicia Moore, and Atlanta Metropolis Councilman Andre Dickens who’ve all filed paperwork to hitch the race.

“I felt like there are issues occurring in Atlanta that I’d by no means seen in my life, and I’ve been right here all my life. In order that’s what triggered me to begin speaking about it,” Reed mentioned in a WSB-TV interview.

The submitting permits Reed to start formally start accepting donations forward of his birthday bash Thursday evening, which will likely be $1,000 per visitor.

Rumors on social media and in Atlanta’s political circles have run rampant that former Mayor Kasim Reed is contemplating working once more for his outdated publish. He mentioned in a previous interview on KISS 104.1 FM radio that he was not planning to run. Nevertheless, it’s unclear if present Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms’s determination to face down on the finish of her first time period has modified Reed’s outlook.

Reed did admit to WSB-TV’s Dave Huddleston that current occasions in Atlanta, modified his perspective, notably, the rise in crime in Atlanta all through the Coronavirus Pandemic triggered him to ponder working for Mayor for the third time.

“I do know how you can repair crime, and I do know I may flip our crime setting round in 180 days, and I do know that I’ve finished it earlier than,” Reed mentioned.

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