ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL
In what many are calling a rare political feat, two incumbents were ousted from the Atlanta City Council, despite heavy backing from Mayor Kasim Reed.
Just how Mary Norwood and Andre Dickens overtook Aaron Watson and H. Lamar Willis for two city-wide seats in Tuesday’s election is the talk of the town.
Was it Norwood’s incredible name recognition — earned after years in office and a high profile bid for mayor against Reed in 2009 — that returned her to City Hall? Or former mayor Shirley Franklin’s endorsement of Dickens, effectively launching him from a relative unknown to a candidate to watch?