President-elect Biden nominates Atlanta mayor for DNC vice chair

ATLANTA — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to serve on the Democratic National Committee.

Biden announced Thursday he has nominated Bottoms to be the Vice Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Protection. DNC members will hold a formal vote for it’s officers next week. Officers serve a four-year term.

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Other new picks include Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senator Tammy Duckworth and former South Carolina Senate candidate Jamie Harrison as the new DNC Chair.

“This group of individuals represent the very best of the Democratic Party,” Biden said in a statement. “Their stories and long histories of activism and work reflects our party’s values and the diversity that make us so strong. As our country faces multiple crises from systemic racism to the COVID-19 pandemic, working families in America need and deserve real leadership. We need to elect Democrats across our country and up and down the ballot. To do that is going to take tireless leadership, committed to strengthening Democratic infrastructure across our states. These leaders are battle-tested and ready for this immense task. I know they will get the job done.”

Bottoms released a short statement on Thursday night, saying she was “honored and humbled” to be nominated.

“I’m ready to build on our party’s progress to make a better future for all Americans,” Bottoms said on Twitter.

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