Atlanta City Council candidate profiles: District 2
By Maggie Lee
Parts of Atlanta from Downtown to Little Five Points are going to get a new City Council member in an election this year that’s attracted more than $200,000 in donations, and talk about affordability, homelessness, taxes and planning.
The district is guaranteed to get a freshman; incumbent Kwanza Hall is leaving Atlanta City Council District 2 seat to run for mayor.
We asked each candidate their thoughts about City Council, the district, and their plans if elected. Click to read the Q and As:
Farokhi and Welsh are in the same fundraising league. Farokhi reported receiving some $125,000 and Welsh reported receiving some $95,000 through June 30. They both filed official campaign paperwork last year.
Campaign finance disclosures are next due in October.
The election is on Nov. 7. If necessary, a runoff will be held on Dec. 5.