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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.

Ferguson reported a loan that makes up about half of his nearly $12,000 in campaign funds. Mulkey reported $2,621 in donations and Jackson, $125. They each started official campaigns this 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.

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 10.

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Maggie Lee

Maggie Lee is a freelance reporter who's been covering Georgia and metro Atlanta government and politics since 2008.


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