Keisha Lance Bottoms

Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Keisha Lance Bottoms (born January 18, 1970)[1] is an American politician and lawyer. She was the 60th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia from 2018 until 2022.[2]

Keisha Lance Bottoms
Director of the Office of Public Engagement
Assumed office
June 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byCedric Richmond
Senior Advisor to the President
Assumed office
June 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byCedric Richmond
60th Mayor of Atlanta
In office
January 2, 2018 – January 3, 2022
Preceded byKasim Reed
Succeeded byAndre Dickens
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 53)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Derek Bottoms (m. 1994)
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]

In June 2022, it was announced that President Joe Biden had picked Bottoms to replace Cedric Richmond as the Director of the Office of Public Liaison.[8]

References change

  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.
  8. Scoop: Keisha Lance Bottoms to join White House