Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 11

By Maggie Lee Parts of southwest Atlanta like Cascade, Campbelltown Road and Greenbriar are going to get a new City Council member this year. The eight folks running say their concerns are things like jobs, poverty, preservation, safety and getting ready for the growth that’s coming to southwest Atlanta. Incumbent District 11 Councilwoman Keisha Lance […]

City Hall bribery fallout lands in Atlanta mayoral race

In the wake of three guilty pleas related to allegations of crooked contracting at City Hall and an FBI raid on a city contractor, mayoral candidate Peter Aman stepped up to a microphone in his own office and became the latest in a crowded pack of mayoral hopefuls to take a jab at City Hall — and each other — on ethics.

Democrats elbowing for place on Georgia gubernatorial ballot

By Maggie Lee The 2018 race for the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nomination got a bit more heated Monday night at the Carter Center. That’s when former colleagues Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans sat down for a conversation together as rival candidates for the top political job in Georgia. Abrams and Evans clashed early about education. […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 7

By Maggie Lee Candidates for a Buckhead-area Atlanta City Council seat say their concerns for the district are traffic, development and infrastructure. Incumbent City Councilman Howard Shook was first elected in 2001 and now chairs its Finance Committee; he says traffic is the No. 1 district concern for him. Atlanta City Council would be Rebecca […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 6

Atlantans from parts of Lindbergh to Virginia Highlands will get a new City Council member in a November vote.  Folks running for the office have a lot to say about transportation. Jennifer Ide and Kirk Rich are both angling to become an Atlanta City Council freshman in this year’s election. Incumbent Alex Wan is running […]