• Who is Keisha Lance Bottoms, the candidate who declared victory in Atlanta mayor's race?

    By: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    Keisha Lance Bottoms has declared victory in Tuesday’s runoff election for mayor against fellow Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood. Here’s a brief look at the mayor-elect. 

    Resides: Southwest Atlanta

    Education: Bachelor’s in communications from Florida A&M University; law degree from Georgia State University.

    Work/government experience: Attorney, former judge and former executive director of Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority. Member of the Atlanta City Council.

    According to her official bio, she is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, the Dogwood City Chapter of The Links, Inc. and the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    Lance Bottoms is a graduate of Florida A&M University and Georgia State University College of Law.

    She is the daughter of the late American R&B singer and British "Northern soul" icon Major Lance and Sylvia Robinson. She is married to Derek W. Bottoms and they have four children.

    Information from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was used in this report.

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