Category Archives: elections

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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Rev. Fletcher, Candidate, Slams Councilman Young over Stadium Vote

(APN) ATLANTA — Rev. Darrion Fletcher, 50, of Walking Through the Vine Ministry, is challenging Councilman Ivory Young (District 3) for his seat on City Council of Atlanta in this November 2013 Municipal Election. Fletcher is highly critical of Young, including for Young’s support for the new Falcons Stadium to be located in the Vine City community. “I think the […]

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Todd Robinson Withdraws Candidacy for Atlanta Council District 2

Todd Robinson, who had announced his candidacy to challenge incumbent Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), in the 2013 Municipal Elections, has withdrawn his candidacy, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “After further consideration and discussions with my family, I have come to the realization that the timing of my effort is not quite right. I will continue to serve my community in […]

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Mayoral Candidate, Luna, Made False Statement about Open Records Request

(APN) ATLANTA — In an interview with Atlanta Progressive News, Paul Luna, chef and mayoral candidate, made a false statement regarding the City of Atlanta and a City employee with respect to an open records request he made late last month. Luna told APN that he had not received any response to an open records request that he made on […]

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Winslow Draws Challenger, Torry Lewis, in Atlanta District 4 Race

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) has drawn a challenger in this year’s Municipal Elections, Torry Lewis. Winslow has a current score of 35.71 out of 100 on the APN Atlanta City Council Scorecard, which is based on over thirty Council votes, and she is one of the least progressive Members of the Council, in 11th […]

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