Published on October 5th, 2016 |


Buckhead resident Councilwoman Mary Norwood joins mayoral race

Buckhead resident and Post 2 At-Large Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood today announced her candidacy for the office of mayor of Atlanta and legally filed papers to accept political contributions.

On Sept. 21, BuckheadView reported that Norwood had announced to a small gathering at the Buckhead Condo Alliance meeting that she would form an “exploratory committee” on Oct. 5 to evaluate a potential run in 2017 for the mayor’s office. Instead, she announced on Oct. 5 that she is indeed a candidate in he mayoral race.

Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood

Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood

“Today I’m taking the first step in becoming your next mayor,” stated Norwood.  “I’m following the law and filing to accept contributions. Over the next several weeks, I will continue to be in communities throughout our city with Atlantans from every part of our great city.”

Norwood narrowly lost a runoff election to Mayor Kasim Reed in her earlier bid to win the office of mayor.

“I am running for mayor of Atlanta to give all Atlantans a responsible, transparent and accountable government that will ensure that we have a safe city, a sustainable city and a prosperous city for ALL of our citizens,” Norwood said in her emailed announcement.

With over 25 years of citywide service, I have a unique understanding of our city’s communities–their issues, needs and aspirations,” Norwood continued. “As this city’s next mayor, I will make certain that every community in this great city has the quality of life they deserve.”

Norwood promised residents in her email, “Your issues will be my issues and they will be addressed so that our city will be safe and you will have the accountability that you desire and expect from your city government.”

Norwood is joining a crowded field of hopefuls to succeed Reed, including Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; for council president Cathy Woolard; Georgia Rep. Margaret Kaiser; Peter Aman, a businessman and former city of Atlanta chief operating officer, and Michael Sterling, former executive director of the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency.

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