Category Archives: elections

APS Board Chair McDaniel Responds to Challengers

(APN) ATLANTA — When the so-called Gang of Five of members of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education changed the Board’s own rules in order to oust LaChandra Butler Burks as Chairperson, there were four Board Members who opposed the change; Reuben McDaniel was one of the minority of four.     The Gang of Five portrayed the minority […]

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Second Quarter Disclosures Filed in 2013 Atlanta Municipal Races (UPDATE 1)

  (APN) ATLANTA — Candidates for Mayor and City Council of Atlanta have filed their second quarter disclosure reports.  The reports show that the ethically-challenged Councilman Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) faces a serious competition from Andre Dickens, who has raised over 60,000 dollars to run against Willis; and that Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) is in a strong position to […]

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McKenzie to Run for Open At-Large Seat on APS Board (UPDATE 1)

  (APN) ATLANTA — Anne McKenzie, a former Atlanta Public Schools (APS) teacher, is running for the APS Board of Education (BOE) At-Large Seat 9 that is currently held by Emmett Johnson, who is not running for reelection.   Previously, McKenzie ran against Yolanda Johnson for the District 6 seat in 2005 and 2009.  Johnson is also not running for […]

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Atlanta Councilman Aaron Watson Draws Challenger

  (APN) ATLANTA — Attorney David Andrew Cox has filed his notice of intent to challenge Atlanta City Councilman Aaron Watson (Post 2-at-large) in this November’s Municipal Elections. Cox is an attorney who runs his own practice, the Law Office of David A. Cox, which focuses on pro-consumer litigation.  He also works with a law firm called the Peakor Assocation. […]

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Three Candidates Line Up to Challenge APS Chair Reuben McDaniel (UPDATE 2)

  (APN) ATLANTA — Over the last two weeks, the number of candidates challenging incumbent Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) Chairman Reuben McDaniel (At-Large Seat 8) has gone from zero to three.   Parent activist and attorney, Cynthia Briscoe Brown; and attorney Tom Tidwell have announced their candidacies already via press release.  Former APS BOE Member Mark Riley […]

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Westmoreland Seeks APS School Board District 3 Seat

  (APN) ATLANTA — Matt Westmoreland, 25, former Grady High School student and the son of a former Fulton County Superior Court Judge, Melvin K. Westmoreland, is seeking the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Board of Education (BOE) District 3 seat currently held by Cecily Harsch-Kinnane, who is not seeking reelection.   To date, Westmoreland is the only candidate seeking the […]

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Former Mayor Bill Campbell May Run for Atlanta Council Seat (UPDATE 1)

  UPDATE 1: Tom Houck, a close friend of Campbell’s, tells Atlanta Progressive News that he has no reason to believe that Campbell is running for office.  He said he has never heard Campbell even talk about running. (APN) Former Mayor of Atlanta Bill Campbell may return to politics in this year’s Municipal Elections by running for a seat on […]

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Brenda Muhammad to Defend APS Board Seat

  (APN) ATLANTA — Brenda Muhammad, the longest-serving member of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education who is seeking reelection, plans to defend her seat from challenger, Leslie Grant.   Previously, Atlanta Progressive News interviewed Grant regarding her positions on the issues, and why Grant is challenging Muhammad for the District 1 seat.   Unlike four of her colleagues […]

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Leslie Grant Challenging Muhammad for APS Board Seat

  (APN) ATLANTA — Leslie Grant, an involved APS parent and activist, is challenging incumbent Brenda Muhammad for the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 1 seat. Muhammad, who is the longest-serving Board Member seeking reelection, was part of the so-called Gang of Five that ousted LaChandra Butler Burks as Chair in 2010, which led to the school system’s […]

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Shake-ups, New Contenders in Several Atlanta Council Races (UPDATE 1)

  (APN) ATLANTA — As races for seats on the City Council of Atlanta continue to take shape, Atlanta Progressive News has learned that one candidate is switching races, while additional candidates have filed a notice of intent to challenge various incumbents. Jon Jones, who previously had been in the District 2 race against Councilman Kwanza Hall, recently learned that, […]

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Four New Candidates in Atlanta Council Races

  (APN) ATLANTA — In recent weeks, four new candidates have filed notices of their intent to run for seats on the City Council of Atlanta, Atlanta Progressive News can reveal. First, Andre Dickens, a community outreach director at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has entered the race for the Post 3-at-large seat currently held by Councilman Lamar Willis.   […]

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Progressive Councilwoman, Archibong, Faces Challenger, Hosts Fundraiser

  (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5), the Councilwoman with the most progressive voting record on the current City Council of Atlanta, is hosting an upcoming fundraiser in preparation for her effort to fend off an announced challenger for the District 5 Council seat in this year’s upcoming Municipal Elections, Matt Rinker. According to the Atlanta […]

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Raynard Johnson Running for APS School Board Seat

  (APN) ATLANTA — An Atlanta activist and Twitter-fanatic, Raynard Johnson, is running for the APS Board of Education District 5 seat currently held by LaChandra Butler-Burks.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Butler-Burks is not running for reelection. In 2009, Johnson ran for the Atlanta City Council District 11 seat, currently held by Keisha Lance Bottoms, although he […]

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First Quarter Disclosures Filed in 2013 Atlanta Municipal Races (UPDATE 1)

  (APN) ATLANTA — Candidates for Mayor and City Council of Atlanta have filed their first quarter disclosure reports.   MAYOR Incumbent Kasim Reed raised $324,361.50 this quarter, spent $75,211.93, and ended the quarter with $1,481,903.32. Al Bartell filed an intent to run, but has yet to file a disclosure. Announced candidate Paul Luna has neither filed a disclosure nor […]

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Councilwoman Moore Prepares for Possible Challenger in District 9

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9) is holding a fundraising and birthday event next Saturday, April 13, 2013, in preparation for a possible challenger for the District 9 seat in this year’s Municipal Elections. “During my terms in office, I have consistently been a stewart [sic] of our city dollars, advocated for oversight and transparency, demanded […]

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