Atlanta voters will decide the mayoral runoff among two candidates with diverse styles. While one of them is contented as a loner, the other is at home among friends. The Atlanta Mayoral elections are finally down to a contest between Felicia More, the President of the City Council, who proclaims her individuality as one of her assets.
The other candidate in the Atlanta Mayoral polls, Andre Dickens claims that he has a better shot at success. He says that Moore’s record and a sometimes-lone critic of past mayors prove that she could be more effective.
Both Candidates In Atlanta Mayoral Elections First-Timers
Dickens has started well behind in the arena in the Atlanta Mayoral Elections. The race was thrown wide open when sitting mayor Keisha Bottoms threw the race wide open when she declared that she wasn’t seeking a 3rd term. Her replacement could have been Kasim Reed, a former mayor, but he finished 3rd in the race. Reed had been dogged by allegations of administrative corruption during his tenure.
Moore announced her participation in the Atlanta Mayoral race before Bottoms moved out. she said that the correct way to tackle complaints about services and crimes was by becoming the mayor.
Dickens has said that Moore was more of a naysayer and said that she was not comfortable working with others. He said that Moore had failed to find solutions to many problems thrown up during the debate.
Dickens said that real leaders roll up their sleeves and find a way out of a situation. Dickens has the backing of Shirley Franklin, the former mayor. He has since garnered the support of Rep. Nkema Williams, Democratic Party Chair in Georgia.
Atlanta is experiencing a high rate of crime with homicides up 59% against 2019.
Dickens and Moore both want to get more police officers walking the streets. But while Dickens is ok with the current police chief, Moore wants a replacement.
Moore says that she is ahead in the Atlanta Mayoral elections race as she has an added advantage. She believes she can talk to people across divides.