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Former Atlanta Mayor And Current Mayoral Candidate Kasim Reed On Why He’s Running Again

Kasim Reed has filed paperwork to enter the race for his old job four years after he left City Hall. The document filed with the Georgia Ethics Commission Wednesday, June 9, 2021, opens the door for Reed to start accepting campaign contributions.
Kasim Reed has filed paperwork to enter the race for his old job four years after he left City Hall. The document filed with the Georgia Ethics Commission Wednesday, June 9, 2021, opens the door for Reed to start accepting campaign contributions.
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Kasim Reed previously served two terms as the city’s mayor from 2010-2018, during which time he says crime was the lowest it had been in 40 years, but his tenure was marred by a federal investigation that ensnared members of his administration.

Now he’s running for a third term; Reed says his top priority is public safety — specifically, reducing the crime rate to the low percentages he touted while in office.

Christoper Alston contributed to this report