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Cathy Woolard Endorses Mayoral Candidate Mary Norwood

Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood, above, gained the endorsement of Cathy Woolard, who finished third in the Nov. 7 general election behind Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood, above, gained the endorsement of Cathy Woolard, who finished third in the Nov. 7 general election behind Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms.
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Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood gained another endorsement Wednesday.

This time, from Cathy Woolard.

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Woolard said it was a tough decision to make because each candidate, Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms, could bring unique skills to the job. But she said it was truly a decision based on ethics.

“I feel like the lack of transparency at the City Hall has crushed the spirit of our city,” Woolard said. “I feel like we need a very clean break with this administration and a new start here with a fresh set of players.”

Cathy Woolard has endorsed Mary Norwood
Cathy Woolard said making an endorsement in the Atlanta mayor’s race was tough because each of the two candidates brings unique skills to the job. (Eboni Lemon/WABE)

In a forum Tuesday night, Woolard said she felt it was illegal for Bottoms to head the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority while serving on the City Council.

Outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed has been among Bottoms’ most vocal supporters.

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin endorsed Norwood earlier this week.

Woolard finished third in the Nov. 7 general election behind Norwood and Bottoms.

The runoff election is Tuesday.