Politics

Elections Bring Change, Runoffs To Atlanta City Council

Three Atlanta City Council members ran to become the council's next president. The runoff Dec. 5 will be between Alex Wan and Felicia Moore.
Three Atlanta City Council members ran to become the council's next president. The runoff Dec. 5 will be between Alex Wan and Felicia Moore.
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There will be a good bit of turnover on the Atlanta City Council after Tuesday’s election. And there will be some run-offs.

Three Council members ran to become the Council’s next president. The runoff Dec. 5 will be between Alex Wan and Felicia Moore. Wan took 38 percent of the vote, Moore earned 35 percent, and longtime council member C.T. Martin came in third with only 25 percent.

The vote in the at-large Post One seat is so close that the challenger, Atlanta Board of Education chair Courtney English, is legally entitled to ask for a recount. Fewer than 400 votes separate him from the winner, incumbent Michael Julian Bond.

Matt Westmoreland won the at-large Post Two seat by a fairly substantial margin over his two opponents. Incumbent Andre Dickens was running unopposed for Post 3.

There will be run-offs in council district 4 and 9.  In District 4, incumbent Cleta Winslow will face Jason Dozier in December to try and keep her seat. In District 9, Kwame Abernathy will face Dustin Hillis.

For more results from the City Council races, check out Fulton County’s election page.

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