Keisha Lance Bottoms

Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Keisha Lance Bottoms (born January 18, 1970)[1] is an American politician and lawyer. She is the 60th and current Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.[2]

Keisha Lance Bottoms
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60th Mayor of Atlanta
Assumed office
January 2, 2018
Preceded byKasim Reed
Member of the Atlanta City Council
from the 11th district
In office
January 4, 2010 – January 2, 2018
Preceded byJim Maddox
Succeeded byMarci Collier Overstreet
Personal details
Keisha Lance

(1970-01-18) January 18, 1970 (age 51)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Derek W. Bottoms
RelativesMajor Lance (Father)
EducationFlorida A&M University (BA)
Georgia State University (JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

She was elected as mayor in 2017, after receiving the most votes in the runoff election (50.4%).[3][4]

In June 2020, Bottoms became one of the final four finalists for Joe Biden's running mate for the 2020 election.[5]

In July 2020, she was diagnosed with COVID-19 despite not having any symptoms.[6]

On May 6, 2021, Bottoms announced that she would not seek reelection as mayor of Atlanta in the 2021 election.[7]


  1. "Atlanta City Council - Regular Meeting - Jan 19, 2016" (PDF). p. 73. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  2. "Class Actions". College of Law. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  3. FOX. "Bottoms, Norwood in runoff for Atlanta mayor". WAGA. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  4. Gehlbach, Steve (2017-12-21). "Mary Norwood concedes defeat in Atlanta mayoral race". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  5. Zeleny, Jeff; Merica, Dan (June 26, 2020). "Nation's reckoning on race looms large over final month of Biden's running mate search". CNN.
  6. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she tested positive for coronavirus
  7. Bill Barrow (May 6, 2021). "Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms not seeking re-election". Associated Press.