Atlanta’s 59th mayor Kasim Reed filed documents Tuesday night to run for mayor of Atlanta. Reed joins Atlanta City Councilor Antonio Brown, Atlanta lawyer Sharon Gay and Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore, and Atlanta City Councilor Andre Dickens who have all filed documents to participate in the race.
“I felt like there were things going on in Atlanta that I had never seen in my life, and I’ve been here all my life. So that’s what prompted me to talk about it, ”Reed said in an interview with WSB-TV.
The deposit allows Reed to officially begin accepting donations before his birthday party Thursday night, which will be $ 1,000 per guest.
Reed admitted to WSB-TV’s Dave Huddleston that recent events in Atlanta have changed his perspective, including the increase in crime in Atlanta throughout the coronavirus pandemic has caused him to consider running. as mayor for the third time.
“I know how to fix crime, and I know I could change our criminal environment in 180 days, and I know I’ve done it before,” Reed said.