Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 9

By Maggie Lee

Update Oct. 17: References to candidate Duwon Robinson have been removed as he has been definitively disqualified from appearing on printed ballots. When this story originally ran, he said he was contesting his removal.

Parts of northwest Atlanta from Underwood Hills to outside the Perimeter will get a new City Council member in this year’s election. Among the candidates, a major concern is the split between District 9’s haves and have-nots.

Incumbent District 9 Councilwoman Felicia Moore is running for president of Atlanta City Council. We asked the folks running to replace her what they think of Council, what their concerns are for the district and what they plan to do. Click to read the Q and As:

Update: Kwame Abernathy and Dustin Hillis are in a runoff:


 

 

Hillis reported raising more than $40,000 in campaign donations as of June 30, the latest numbers available. Harrison reported no donations as of June 30. Abernathy and Robinson joined the race much later and have not yet run into any disclosure deadlines.

Updated campaign finance disclosures are due on Oct. 6.

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.

 

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

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