WHAT DOES THE MAYOR DO?
As the City’s Executive Officer, the Mayor has the power to execute and enforce provisions of the City’s charter, exercise supervision over the administration of all City departments, veto decisions of the City Council, and submit to City Council the recommended annual budget. The mayoral election is non-partisan (candidates don’t run as members of a particular political party). The Mayor serves a 4-year term and is limited to 2 consecutive terms.
Our current Mayor is Kasim Reed who has served two consecutive terms.
On November 7, 2017, 97,135 City of Atlanta residents voted for candidates for mayor.
Mark your calendar for December 5 and learn more about the candidates in the runoff election below.
Candidates listed here have been certified by the City of Atlanta Municipal Clerk.
The following candidates were on the ballot on November 7th, but did not make it into the runoff election.