Atlanta Mayor Will Not Seek 2nd Term

(Friday, May 7, 2021) – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has apparently had enough.  She announced last night in a  statement that she will not seek reelections this year.

“While I am not yet certain of what the future holds, I trust that my next season will continue to be one full of passion and purpose,” said Bottoms in a letter published online.

Bottoms says she and her husband had given thought and prayer about the decision.  “It is with deep emotions that I hold my head high and choose not to seek another term as Mayor.”


Bottoms has been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party.  She was one of the top contenders to serve as President Joe Biden’s vice president.  Bottoms has also been a big voice in the discussions about racial equity and police reform in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.