Kasim Reed

The family of Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old woman who was killed in an illegal police raid has received $4.9 million, the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Monday morning that the estate of Kathryn Johnston, led by her niece Sarah Dozier, would be getting a $4.9 million settlement. The full city […]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calls the mortgage crisis shocking and he is doing something about it, by endorsing what he calls, “non-stop help.” At a press conference this week, Reed said, ‘It’s a crisis that strikes at the heart of the middle class all throughout our city and those who make up the bedrock of […]

From Newsone.com: The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) today announced that 75 Gates Millennium Scholars from Atlanta and surrounding counties in Georgia will be recognized at a reception hosted by The Honorable Kasim Reed, at Atlanta’s City Hall, Thursday, May 13. These students are a part of the 2010 Class Gates Millennium Scholars. The good-through-graduation […]

VIA: AJC.com Kasim Reed took office Monday as Atlanta’s 59th mayor, vowing to help small business owners and young people and provide better customer service for citizens. “We cannot face our future if we are facing off with each other,” Reed said. The new mayor added later: “We need to make sure we aren’t a […]

VIA: AJC.com Kasim Reed became Atlanta’s mayor today at a ceremony at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein conducted the swearing-in at the event that began with a song from the Howard University choir, Reed’s alma mater. Reed’s first day as mayor began at Ben Hill United […]

VIA: Creative Loafing Last Wednesday, a few hours after a vote recount had sealed his status as Atlanta’s mayor-elect, Kasim Reed dropped into a local bar. But he wasn’t there to celebrate his victory. Reed was making a personal appearance at a small fundraiser for an Atlanta police officer who’d suffered spinal injuries in a […]

VIA: AJC.com Kasim Reed won the Atlanta mayor’s race by 714 votes, a recount of the Dec. 1 runoff results showed Wednesday. Reed won 42,549 votes while Mary Norwood won 41,835 votes, Fulton County officials said Wednesday. At 2:30 p.m. Norwood conceded. “Here we are at the end of a very very long two years,” […]

VIA: AJC.com It’s official. Atlanta mayoral hopeful Mary Norwood has filed a request with the Fulton County Registrations and Elections office calling for a recount of the Dec.1 vote that presumably saw Kasim Reed elected mayor. Norwood lost the election by only 715 votes and under state law, she had until 5 p.m. today to […]

VIA: CNN.com An elections board certified Kasim Reed on Saturday as the winner of the Atlanta mayoral runoff election by a margin of 620 votes. Barry Garner, director of Fulton County’s elections board, told CNN on Saturday that former state senator Reed was declared the winner of last Tuesday’s runoff election against City Councilwoman Mary […]

VIA: AJC.com Kasim Reed maintained his close lead over Mary Norwood in the Atlanta mayor’s race after a count of provisional ballots by Fulton County officials Thursday evening. Reed now leads Norwood by 0.84 percent or 715 votes out of the 84,383 ballots cast in the election. The initial Tuesday tally found Reed led Norwood […]

VIA: AJC.com As Kasim Reed  began making plans Wednesday for his first term as Atlanta’s mayor, opponent Mary Norwood still had not conceded defeat and said she will seek a recount. “If I didn’t think there’s a possibility things mights change, that would be different,” said Norwood, who trails Reed by 750 votes. Mark Henderson […]

VIA: AJC.com Atlanta mayoral hopefuls Mary Norwood and Kasim Reed attacked each other’s records Sunday night during their final debate before Tuesday’s runoff election. Norwood accused Reed, a former state senator, of being a political insider, but the sharpest attacks came from Reed. He said Norwood, a two-term city councilwoman, constantly “got it wrong” by, […]