Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore advanced to a runoff election following the general election for mayor of Atlanta on November 2. Incumbent Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on May 6 that she would not seek re-election, making her the first Atlanta mayor since World War II to choose not to run for a second term
Since neither Moore nor Dickens received more than 50% of the vote, they will run in the runoff election scheduled for November 30. Moore received 40.8% of the vote, and Dickens received 23.0%. Kasim Reed, who received 22.4%, was the only other candidate of the sixteen-candidate field to receive more than 10% of the vote.
Dickens was first elected to the Atlanta City Council to represent the city’s third at-large post in 2013 and won re-election in 2017. He received endorsements from the state United Auto Workers, Communications Workers of America Local 3204, and former Mayor Shirley Franklin (D). He raised $1.0 million from campaign donors, according to pre-general election campaign finance reports.
Moore was first elected to the Atlanta City Council in 1997 and held the position until 2018. In 2017, elected as the President of the Atlanta City Council. Moore has received endorsements from EMILY’s List, the Professional Association of City Employees, and state Rep. Becky Evans (D). She raised $1.1 million according to pre-general election campaign finance reports.